The town of Geneva has moved a stormwater control system to a location just off County Road 6.
The retention area has been on Cornell University property west of Carter Rd. Cornell has obtained funding for its own water control projects, so the town thought it was best to move its facility. Ralph DeFelice agreed to host the facility on his farm east of County Road 6.
Stormwater facility will help with flood control
The project is funded in part by the Great Lakes Commission’s Conservation Kick program, which aims to keep harmful nutrients out of the lakes. Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti says an added benefit of the move is that the relocated facility can help with flood control in the Kashong Conservation Area.
There is also an effort underway to reuse the former Crooked Lake Canal between Keuka and Seneca Lakes for runoff control. Listen to my full Inside the FLX conversation with Mark Venuti below.