Buffalo River Restoration

Updated October 17, 2011 - The Final Buffalo River Feasibility Study is available for download. The document, split into 9 parts, is available at the bottom of this page.

Updated September 30, 2011 – The Buffalo River Restoration Partnership recently developed a set of FAQs about the Buffalo River Restoration Project.  Please click here to view the set of questions and answers.

A unique public-private partnership, including the U.S. EPA’s Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO), Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER® (BNR), Honeywell, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is developing plans to address a number of environmental problems affecting the Buffalo River. The environmental challenges include: contaminated river sediments, poor water quality, a lack of public access, and insufficient fish and wildlife habitat. In the past, individual agencies implemented projects to address some of these problems. NYSDEC, for example, has cleaned up many contaminated sites that contributed to pollution in the river. Specific cleanup efforts, however, were not designed to address multiple environmental issues. The new partnership brings together resources and expertise to plan comprehensive cleanup of the Buffalo River. Its goal is to transform the river into a beneficial environmental, economic, and community resource.

For more information, visit this site: BuffaloRiverRestoration.org

See coverage here of this project in the October 2011 issue of Civil Engineering Magazine.

NEW VIDEO ADDED: Please check out this video produced by the Project Team that describes the upcoming restoration process of the Buffalo River.

Buffalo River Feasibility Study Released for Publication! (updated 10-17-2011)

Download here (NOTE: these are large files and may take minutes to download to your computer):

Final Buffalo River Feasibility Study – Executive Summary through Section 6  CLICK HERE

Final Buffalo River Feasibility Study – Sections 7 – 9  CLICK HERE

Final Buffalo River Feasibility Study – Appendix A – B  CLICK HERE

Final Buffalo River Feasibility Study – Appendix C – E  CLICK HERE

Final Buffalo River Feasibility Study – Appendix F (EEE Report); Sections 1-7   CLICK HERE

Final Buffalo River Feasibility Study – Appendix F; Tables   CLICK HERE

Final Buffalo River Feasibility Study – Appendix F; Figures 1 – 7b  CLICK HERE

Final Buffalo River Feasibility Study – Appendix F; Figures 8 – 13b  CLICK HERE

Final Buffalo River Feasibility Study – Appendix F; Appendix A – C  CLICK HERE

 Or, download these fact sheets:

Buffalo River Restoration Fact sheet #1

Fact Sheet 2 – Projects to Revitalize Buffalo River

We held our first public meeting on December 13, 2010 to display and explain the study. For a report on WBFO radio, click here. For the report in the Buffalo News, click here.

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