Pomperaug River Watershed Based Plan

Fuss & O’Neill developed an EPA Nine Elements Watershed-based plan for the Pomperaug River Watershed, a 90-square mile regional basin that comprises parts of eight Connecticut towns in the lower central Housatonic Valley.

Three segments of the River and two segments of tributaries in the watershed were listed as impaired for recreation in the DEEP’s Integrated Water Quality Report. Management recommendations include green infrastructure retrofits, ecological restoration, residential best management practices, land use regulatory controls, education and outreach, and water quality monitoring.
Project elements included green infrastructure assessment and concept designs, stream assessment training for volunteers, community workshops and stakeholder engagement, and a pollutant loading evaluation.