NJ Fishing Advertise Here at New Jersey's Number 1 Fishing Website!


Message Board


Upgraded Stream Protections Proposed by DEP - NJFishing.com Your Best Online Source for Fishing Information in New Jersey


Message Board Registration       FAQ

Go Back   NJFishing.com Your Best Online Source for Fishing Information in New Jersey > NJFishing.com Fresh Water Fishing
FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

NJFishing.com Fresh Water Fishing Post all your fresh water topics on this board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-04-2019, 03:04 PM
thmyorke1's Avatar
thmyorke1 thmyorke1 is online now
NJFishing.com Old Salt
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 1,512
Default Upgraded Stream Protections Proposed by DEP

https://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2019/...ce=govdelivery

The DEP is proposing to upgrade 749 miles of rivers and streams to Category One waterways. This would increase protections and include a 300-foot development buffer.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-04-2019, 08:46 PM
RyanLoughney RyanLoughney is offline
NJFishing.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 11
Default Re: Upgraded Stream Protections Proposed by DEP

interesting... Does this restrict fishing?
__________________
looking to absorb as much information as possible
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-04-2019, 09:07 PM
AndyS's Avatar
AndyS AndyS is offline
NJFishing.com Old Salt
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,439
Lightbulb Re: Upgraded Stream Protections Proposed by DEP

Among the waterways to be classified are portions of the Pequest River in Warren County, the Salem River in Salem County, the South Branch of the Raritan River in Somerset and Hunterdon counties, the Lamington River in Hunterdon and Somerset counties, and the Ramapo River in Bergen County.
__________________
N A V Y

Round Valley Trout Association Member
http://www.cjstreamteam.org/
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-04-2019, 11:22 PM
thmyorke1's Avatar
thmyorke1 thmyorke1 is online now
NJFishing.com Old Salt
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 1,512
Default Re: Upgraded Stream Protections Proposed by DEP

Quote:
Originally Posted by RyanLoughney View Post
interesting... Does this restrict fishing?
As far as i know about Cat 1 waters, no, anglers arent limited by the categorization. Plenty cat 1 waters are fishable Currently, i think spruce run creek is an example. Basically just stricter regs for urbanization / discharge i believe.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-05-2019, 10:46 AM
HBird11 HBird11 is offline
NJFishing.com Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Belvidere
Posts: 34
Default Re: Upgraded Stream Protections Proposed by DEP

Maybe the state should consider backing off the road salt a little bit! Thereís no way the massive amounts they use can be doing the waterways any good! The small town of Columbia up here by me in the NW part of the state just found out that a lot of the residents wells are contaminated with 4-5 times the permissible levels of salt and a study results say itís coming from road salt
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-05-2019, 11:08 AM
Hookmanski's Avatar
Hookmanski Hookmanski is offline
NJFishing.com Ambassador
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Glen Garbage
Posts: 745
Default Re: Upgraded Stream Protections Proposed by DEP

I feel like this is a great thing. It will prevent new structures being built close to the waterways (i believe a new building must be 300 feet away from a class 1 waterway EDIT: I see thmyorke1 already said this ).

I'm all for protecting the great streams and rivers we have in NJ.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-05-2019, 01:20 PM
AndyS's Avatar
AndyS AndyS is offline
NJFishing.com Old Salt
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,439
Question Re: Upgraded Stream Protections Proposed by DEP

But what can be done for the streams like the Green Brook. I went back to where we cleaned in December and it looks like this already. All fine and well to talk about the Lamington etc, but why not include the BIG picture ?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1185.JPG
Views:	121
Size:	160.0 KB
ID:	131388   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1181.JPG
Views:	81
Size:	178.1 KB
ID:	131389   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1191.JPG
Views:	77
Size:	204.5 KB
ID:	131390   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1189.JPG
Views:	67
Size:	202.2 KB
ID:	131391   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1190.JPG
Views:	56
Size:	182.5 KB
ID:	131392  

__________________
N A V Y

Round Valley Trout Association Member
http://www.cjstreamteam.org/
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-05-2019, 05:00 PM
Drossi's Avatar
Drossi Drossi is offline
NJFishing.com Ambassador
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 188
Default Re: Upgraded Stream Protections Proposed by DEP

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyS View Post
But what can be done for the streams like the Green Brook. I went back to where we cleaned in December and it looks like this already. All fine and well to talk about the Lamington etc, but why not include the BIG picture ?
Plastic wastes are a huge problem and will only get worse cause there's no money to be made in recycling. That plus people being complete pigs or not securing their recycling bins during a storm lead to everything ending up in the river.

The thing that can be done for places like Green Brook is to educate the idiot residents on the consequences of their actions or lack there of.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.