PART II. The Gulf and Scituate Harbor Five Year Watershed Action Plan (Please refer to map 1-4 )
Priority Actions Gulf/Scituate Harbor Watersheds
Calendar Years Subwatersheds
Goal #1 Improve Water Quality by addressing point and non-point sources of pollution Proposed Actions for the next five years:
1.1 Adopt model stormwater bylaw developed by Marshfield,
EOEA Smart Growth TA
Duxbury and Plymouth in 2005. Prioritize stormwater remediation
Municipalities, Riverways, Grants, Riverways, Lakes and
proximity to waterbodies.
Include a program of water quality
testing to track progress and improvements. Develop a TMDL for pathogen impacted 303(d) list waters.
based on size of watershed, the percent of impervious surface and DEP, Regional Planning
Ponds Program, 604(b) Water Quality Planning Grants,
Coastal Pollution Remediation Grants
Peppermint Brook (BMP), Little Harbor, (Implement TMDL), The Gulf, Musquashcut Pond, Cohasset Cove/Harbor (develop pathogen TMDL)
1.2 Revise construction control permitting to include drainage design review and on-site enforcement by a designated municipal official for all development and redevelopment projects.
Municipal Planning Boards, Conservation Commissions, Building Inspectors
Municipal funds for enforcement
1.3 Develop a Storm Water Utility or some means to fund on-going stormwater remediation efforts. 1.4 Adopt guidance and specification for de-icing controls along highways based on impacts to sensitive receptors. Fund Pilot programs for Liquid Calcium Chloride.
1.5 Assess and prioritize restoration efforts for degraded ponds (and streams) including dredging. Create Stream/Lakes Teams and organize volunteer efforts.
DEP, MHD, Municipal Public Works Departments Municipal Conservation Commissions, BOS, ACOE, DEP, Gulf Association
Smart Growth TA Grants
State Revolving Fund, Section 319 Grants
Rivers and Harbors Grant Program
Peppermint Brook (Rte. 3A)
Lily Pond, Herring Brook, Bound Brook
Goal #2 Protect and Restore Natural Aquatic Habitats Proposed Actions for the next five years
2.1 Create town committees (inter-town when needed) to inventory all flow impediments (impoundments, culvert, cranberry bog and PWS diversions), identify flooding issues, prioritize dams for removal, and support owners in the permitting process for flow impediment removal.
ConComms, Watershed Associations, DEP, Office of Dam Safety, Board of Selectmen, MEMA, Riverways, AgComms
Watershed Improvement Grants, Army Corps of Engineers (Sec 22)
BBSC Herring Brook control structure, Hunters Pond Dam
South Coastal Watershed Action Plan 9/12/2006 Watershed Action Alliance