Stormwater Management

Characteristics of the MS4

Numerous features of the natural landscape trap runoff and allow rainwater to filter into the ground. Wetlands and ponds can retain significant volumes of water; forests and grasslands absorb water freely. These natural features remove pollutants and slow the rate of surface runoff. Land development often eliminates features that moderate stormwater runoff, may expose soil to erosion, and may exacerbate other negative impacts. It is, therefore, important for the MS4 to inventory, evaluate and characterize the natural, land use and development characteristics of the area. This characterization helps to establish a realistic stormwater management programs whose goal is to maintain pre-development runoff conditions.

Watersheds and Receiving Waterbodies:
  • MS4 Watersheds:

    Sauquoit Creek Basin

          Oriskany Creek Basin


  • Primary Receiving Waterbodies:

          Sauquoit Creek

          Oriskany Creek

          Mohawk River

Maps of the MS4 Area:
MS4 Area Map (PDF - 193.7 KB)
Population Characteristics:
  Within Municipality Within MS4 Area
Total Population 3250  3250 
Population Density 3,675.44/sq mi  3,675.44/sq mi  
Number of Households 1430  1430 
Development and Land Use Characteristics:
  Within Municipality Within MS4 Area
Percent of Developed Area 100%  100% 
Percent of Undeveloped Area 0%  0% 
Residential Acreage 85%  85% 
Commercial Acreage 15%  15% 
Number of Building Permits Issued 49  49 
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