New England Inland Rivers Geographic Response Strategies
Connecticut River (MA)
This project was completed in 2022. The 10 Geographic Response Strategies that were developed are listed below and will soon be available at the Regional Response Team 1 website located here.
CR-MA-01A Northfield/Pauchaug Boat Ramp
CR-MA-01B Northfield/Riverview Picnic Area
CR-MA-01C Northfield/Millers River
CR-MA-02 Turners Falls
CR-MA-04A Hadley-Hatfied/Hatfield Boat Launch
CR-MA-04B Hadley-Hatfied/Mill River
CR-MA-05 Northhampton-Hadley/Elwell Island
CR-MA-06 Easthampton/Oxbow Boat Ramp
CR-MA-07A Holyoke/S. Hadley/Dry Brook
CR-MA-07B Holyoke/S. Hadley/Brunelle's Marina
CR-MA-07C Holyoke/S. Hadley/Cove Island/Holyoke Dam
CR-MA-08 Chicopee/Chicopee River
CR-MA-09 Springfiled/W. Springfield
CR-MA-10 Agawam/Westfield River
View the Project Overview Presentation
Initial Work Group/Site Selection Meeting
December 9, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Work Group participants were briefed on project goals and timeline, reviewed the site sensitivity data compiled by Work Group members including the EPA, MassDEP, and Nuka Research, and identified 10 sites for GRS development.
April 14-15, 2022
Work Group Participants
US Environmental Protection Agency
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
First Light Power/Hydro
Moran Environmental Recovery
Work Group members conducted site surveys at multiple predetermined locations to obtain additional information about each GRS site that will inform the development of tactics, logistics, and other elements.
Tactics Sub-Group Meeting
May 25, 2022
1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Tactics Sub-Group was comprised of select individuals from the project Work Group with direct experience and expertise in inland spill response, GRS development, and/or in-depth knowledge of the Connecticut River. The Sub-Group reviewed the draft GRS maps showing the tactics and strategies recommended by the site survey team. Changes to these initial tactics and strategies were made and the GRS were updated prior to final review by the Work Group.
Final Work Group Meeting
August 10, 2022
11:00am - 12:30pm
This was the final meeting of the Connecticut River GRS Work Group. During this meeting, each draft GRS was presented for review and comment prior to finalization.