Albany County Stormwater Coalition

Plan & Program

Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) Plan


SWMP Plan – Joint Coalition Annual Evaluation (2020) 

This update includes documents prepared by Coalition members which describe progress meeting measurable goals. Additional program information is available below and by contacting Coalition members directly. See Member pages for contact information. Comments pertaining to this update and program initiatives in general can be submitted using the Public Comment portal.


SWMP Plan Document (2019 to 2020)
Previous Year Goals 2018-2019, Comments, and Priority Activities 2019 – 2020

Set 1  Coalition Joint  SWMP Plan Document (2019-2020)  Albany County-University at Albany SUNY (pg’s. 1- 36)

Set 2_Coalition Joint SWMP Plan Document (2019-2020)  City of Albany – Town of Bethlehem (pg’s. 1-8, 37 -71)

Set 3_Coalition Joint SWMP Plan Document (2019-2020)   City of Cohoes – Town of Colonie (pg’s 1-8, 72-105)

Set 4_Coalition Joint SWMP Plan Document (2019-2020)  Village of Green Island – Town of Guilderland – Village of Menands (pg’s 1-8, 106-143)

Set 5  Coalition Joint SWMP Plan Document (2019-2020)  Town of New Scotland – City of Watervliet (pg’s 1-8, 144-175) 

Set 6  Coalition Joint SWMP Plan Document (2019-2020)  Stormwater Coalition of Albany County (pg’s 1-8, 176-187)


SWMP Plan 2018-2019  Section 1: Albany County, University at Albany (SUNY); City of Albany; and Town of Bethlehem

SWMP Plan 2018-2019  Section 2: City of Cohoes, Town of Colonie, Village of Colonie, and Village of Green Island

SWMP Plan 2018-2019  Section 3: Town of Guilderland, Village of Menands, Town of New Scotland, and City of Watervliet


Joint Stormwater Management Program (SWMPv5) Plan (2015 to 2018)  April, 2017

Joint Stormwater Management Program (SWMPv4) Plan (2015 to 2017)  May 2016

Joint Stormwater Management Program (SWMPv3) Plan (2015 to 2017)  May, 2015 :

Stormwater Management Program (SWMPv2): Best Management Practices and Measurable Goals of Coalition members (Text Only). Time Frame: ~2012 to 2015. This is version 2 (SWMPv2) of the Joint SWMP Document. Version 1 consisted of spreadsheets (no text).

The Stormwater Management Program (SWMPv2) BMP Data Report dated December, 2014 explains which tasks and goals may or may not have been accomplished between 2012 and 2015. Various SWMP revisions suggested in this Report have been incorporated into the most current SWMP Plan document (SWMPv3). The Report is available upon request.

SWMP Plan Best Management Practices (BMPs) Implementation and Documents by Minimum Control Measure (MCMs)


Target Audience Analysis Worksheet

(Identify Pollutants of Concern, Waterbodies of Concern, Geographic Areas of Concern, and Target Audiences)

Target Audience Analysis Worksheet – 11 x 17  (March, 2016 Release)

Map 1_County Boundaries – Rivers – Aerial Imagery (2016) 

Map 2_County Boundaries – Watershed Boundaries (2016)

Map 3_Albany County – Watersheds & Sub-Watersheds (2016) 

Map 4_Albany County – UAlbany Ms4 Jurisdictional Area (2016)

Map 5_Albany County – Stream Classifications -in MS4 Area (2016)

Map 6_Albany County – Priority & 303d Impaired Water Segments -in MS4 Area (2016) 

School Programs

Your Creek Lesson Plan

Public Programs

Past Programs

“Stormwater Wednesdays” Center for Watershed Protection Webcasts – 2018

“Stormwater Wednesdays” – Center for Watershed Protection Webcasts – 2016

“Stormwater Wednesdays” -Center for Watershed Protection Webcasts – 2015

“Stormwater Wednesdays” Center for Watershed Protection Webcast Series-2014

“Stormwater Wednesdays” -Center for Watershed Protection Webcast Series-2013

Green Infrastructure Tour – September 24, 2013

Hot Topics in Stormwater Management Webcasts-2012

Green Infrastructure Workshop-January 31, 2012

Green Infrastructure Workshop-December 7, 2010

Porous Pavement Workshop – June 29, 2010

Facility Audit Program – March 3, 2011

Water Quality Report Card for the Krumkill Watershed – Feruary 18, 2010

Hot Topics in Stormwater Management Webcasts-2011


WAVE-Water Assessment by Volunteer Evaluators

Stream Monitoring Results – 3 Categories (from NYSDEC WAVE website)

No Known Impact: The stream is healthy in that there are no observed impact to aquatic life. This assessment is high quality and may be used for state and federal reporting purposes.

Possibly Impaired: This assessment serves as a red flag for sites that may deserve further investigation at the professional level. So far, we’ve been able to respond to every site that was flagged as possibly impaired.

No Conclusion: Sometimes a sample does not meet either of these criteria: it doesn’t have 6 or more “most wanted” NOR 4 or more “least wanted”. If the sampling was done properly, then the site is probably slightly impacted but not impaired. This can also happen, however, when sampling is performed incorrectly which is why the  NYSDEC records this assessment as “No Conclusion”

Map of Coalition WAVE Monitoring Results (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Stormwater Coaliton sponsored

Map WAVE Monitoring Results (2015, 2016, 2017)
Participants coordinated/encouraged by Stormwater Coalition

Map WAVE Monitoring Results (2015/2016)
Participants coordinated/encouraged by Stormwater Coalition

Photo Pages and NYSDEC Results

Lisha Kill WAVE Monitoring – August 9, 2018

Salt Kill WAVE Monitoring – August 14, 2018

Vly Creek WAVE Monitoring – August 16, 2018 (upstream)

Vly Creek WAVE Monitoring – August 16, 2018 (downstream)

Event Flyers 

2019 WAVE Flyer – Volunteer Stream Monitoring – Get Your Feet Wet! 

2018 WAVE Flyer – Volunteer Stream Monitoring-Get Your Feet Wet?

2017 WAVE Flyer – Volunteer Stream Monitoring – Get Your Feet Wet!

2016 WAVE Flyer – Volunteer Stream Monitoring

Coalition WAVE Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program

BMP 2-11 WAVE: Stormwater Coalition Local Monitoring Effort – Plan (2015 to 2017)

August 12, 2014 Shaker Creek Coalition WAVE Training & Monitoring Event

Student Water Quality Related Projects

University at Albany  SUNY – Student Mapping Projects (2018)

Digitizing Albany County Well and Septic Data-Bamidele Akinniyi

Erie Canal Project-Madison Corbeil

Green Infrastructure Mapping Project-Aneisha Samuels and Huiyan Wang

Watershed Troubleshooting-Stakeholder Projects

2018 Patroon Creek Watershed Research

2007 Watershed Report Card for Normanskill Watershed

2007 Watershed Report Card for Krumkill Watershed


Storm System/Sewershed Mapping-Intermunicipal

Outfall and System Mapping For Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) in NY – downloaded from NYSDEC FTP Site in 2005

Storm Sewershed Delineations and WinSLAMM Modeling – Methods and Software Explained (Stormwater Coalition of Albany County January, 2018, Powerpoint Presentation)

Storm System Mapping Project Final Report- December, 2013

Dry Weather Outfall Screening (Outfall Reconnaissance Inventory “ORI”)

EPA IDDE Manual by the Center for Watershed Protection and Robert Pitt University of Alabama (October, 2004) – Referenced in NYSDEC MS4 Permit (MCM3)

ORI Field Sheet-Fillable PDF

Interpreting Water Chemistry Test Strips-Guidance-AlkenMurrayCorp (website)

Interpreting Water Chemistry Test Strips-Guidance-North Central Texas IDDE Program (website)

ORI Training  Information Packet  – ORI Kit Contents, Field Sheets, How To Guides, and Regulatory Materials (September, 2017)


SWPPP Review Procedures (Erosion and Sediment Control)

MS4 Guidance Document-Oversight of Construction Activity Permit (March, 2016) – SWPPP Oversight Forms for MS4s & SWPPP Content Check Lists. Developed by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County

Construction Site Operator Training-4 Hr Erosion and Sediment Control

NYSBA Stormwater Online State Builders Association Stormwater 4-Hour ESC Training Registration Website-Ongoing

November 18, 2019 4 Hr ESC Contractor Training – Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District and Stormwater Coalition of Albany County (Co-Sponsor)

April 5, 2017 4hr ESC Contractor Training  – Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District and Stormwater Coalition of Albany County (Co-Sponsor)

March 30, 2016 4 hr ESC Contractor Training – Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District and Stormwater Coalition of Albany County (Co-Sponsor)

June 25, 2015 4 Hr ESC Contractor Training – Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District and Stormwater Coalition of Albany County (Co-Sponsor)

October 10, 2014 4 Hr ESC Training – Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District and Stormwater Coalition of Albany County (Co-Sponsor)


Green Infrastructure Practices-Local Law Review and Revisions

Green Infrastructure Model Local Law Summary Report-November, 2013

Stormwater Coalition Scorecard-Local Law Inventory

Post Construction Practices – Long Term Operations and Maintenance (Inspections, Record Keeping, Training, Procedures)

NYSDEC Maintenance Guidance Stormwater Management Practices (March 31, 2017)

NYSDEC Maintenance Guidance Stormwater Management Practices – Inspection Check Lists (March 31, 2017)


Inventory-Municipal Facilities and Operations

Monroe County Stormwater Coalition-Guidance to Developing an Effective Municipal Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping Program (Revised October, 2010) (Includes Assessment Documents, also listed in BMP 6-2)

Assessment-Municipal Facilities and Operations

Municipal Stormwater Assessment Checklist Revised ’10  (Excel Spreadsheet) from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document

Facility Self Audit Form (Appendix C) from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document 

Facility Self Audit Form Adapted From LA County Documents

Facility Self Audit Form-Stormwater Coalition of Albany County-Released August 19, 2014

Potential Pollutants Likely Associated with Fixed Facility Activities (Table 1) from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document (2010).

Activities: Building Grounds Maintenance and Repair; Parking/Storage Area Maintenance; Vehicle and Equipment Fueling, Maintenance, Repair, Washing, Steaming, and Cleaning; Outdoor Container Storage of Liquids and Raw Materials; Outdoor Process Equipement; Over Water Activities; Landscape Maintenance

Field Program Activities and Associated Potential Pollutants (Table 2) from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document (2010).

Program Activities: Roads, Streets, Highway Operations; Plaza, Sidewalk, and Parking Lot Maintenance; Fountains, Pools, Lakes, and Pond Maintenance; Landscape Maintenance; Drainage System Operation and Maintenance; Waste Handling andn Disposal; Water and Sewer Utility Operation and Maintenance

BMP Summary Sheet (Blank) from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document (2010)

BMP Examples from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document (2010):

Category of Municipal Operations: Municipal Building Maintenance (BMP Examples)

Outdoor Container Storage

Outdoor Loading and Unloading

Plaza and Sidewalk Cleaning

Spill Prevention Control and Clean Up

Category of Municipal Operations: Parks and Open Space Maintenance (BMP Examples)

Pet Waste Collection

Fountain and Pool Maintenance

Lakes, Ponds, and Lagoons Maintenance

Landscape Maintenance

Outdoor Storage of Raw Materials

Category of Municipal Operations: Solid Waste Management                   (BMP Examples)

Chemical Hazardous Waste

Illegal Dumping and Litter Control

Run On/Run Off Prevention

Waste Collection

Category of Municipal Operations: Storm System Maintenance              (BMP Examples)

Storm Sewer Conveyance System

Catch Basins and Inlet Structures

Open Channel and Ditch Maintenance

Category of Municipal Operations: Street and Bridge Maintenance       (BMP Examples)

Bridge Repair Work

Graffitti Removal

Paint and Paint Removal

Road Salt Application

Roadway Patching, Sealing, and Re-Sealing

Street Sweeping

Unpaved Roads and Trails

Category of Municipal Operations: Vehicle and Fleet Maintenance       (BMP Examples)

Vehicle and Equipment Repair

Vehicle and Equipment Fueling

Vehicle and Equipment Cleaning

Pesticides and Herbicides Local Laws/Guidelines  (Use and Notification)

Albany County: Resolution 46-a Providing For Increased Protection for Public Health and the Environment from Exposure to Dangerous Pesticides (1998) & Albany County Pest Management Plan (2007)

Albany County: Local Law H Notification Requirements For Commercial and Residential Lawn Pesticide Application (2001) 

City of Albany: Pesticide Use Law (Adopted, 1998; Amended, 2011)

Town of Bethlehem: Local Law 11 Providing for Increased Protection for Public Health, Safety, and the Environment From Exposure to Dangerous Pesticides (1998)


Training Topic: Stormwater Training Blitz – Permit Basics and Pollution Prevention

Presentation Handouts (2020):

Track 1 Field Worker Training -Pollution Prevention 

Track 2 Stormwater Permits – Municipal Officials Training

Training Topic: Clean Water Act Basics

Presentation Handouts (2016):

GTKTSND CohoesCres-BushKill Watershed Map (2015) 11 x 17




Albany County, NY Stream Classifications Map (2016) 11 x 17

Albany County, NY Waterbody Inventory Priority Waterbody List Map (2016) 11 x 17

Albany County SPDES Permits_1980_2011_9Dec2011

SPDES Permits Concept Map (2016)

EXCERPTS: “TOGS” NYSDEC Division of Water Tech-Oper-Guid Series 1.4.2 (June 24, 2010) Compliance and Enforcement of SPDES Permits

NYSDEC SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separated Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Permit No. GP-0-15-003

NYSDEC SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity Permit No. GP-0-15-002

NYSDEC SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated With Industrial Activity Permit No. GP-0-12-001



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