The New York State Canal System is a navigable 524-mile inland waterway that spans upstate New York. The waterway connects the Hudson River with Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake, and Lake Erie via the Niagara River.
The Canal Corporation awarded Fisher a term contract to ensure proper compliance of Upland Disposal Site (UDS) sediment discharge. The tasks included conducting water quality sampling at the discharge points of the UDS and having the samples analyzed by a New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH)-approved laboratory. We have conducted this monitoring for the Canal Corporation on multiple dredging sites throughout the Erie Canal.
Fisher documented State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) discharge compliance with regulatory requirements as described in the Section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to the New York State Canal Corporation.
Fisher provided collection and NYS DOH-approved laboratory analysis for Turbidity and Suspended Solids, as described in the monitoring requirements, and provided the data to the Canal Corp for submittal to the NYSDEC.