Characteristics of the MS4

About MS4

Numerous features of the natural landscape trap runoff and allow rainwater to filter into the ground. Wetlands and ponds can retain significant volumes of water; forests and grasslands absorb water freely. These natural features remove pollutants and slow the rate of surface runoff. Land development often eliminates features that moderate stormwater runoff, may expose soil to erosion, and may exacerbate other negative impacts. It is, therefore, important for the MS4 to inventory, evaluate and characterize the natural, land use and development characteristics of the area. This characterization helps to establish a realistic stormwater management programs whose goal is to maintain pre-development runoff conditions.


Watersheds and Receiving Waterbodies

  • MS4 Watersheds (See MS4 Area Map)
  • Primary Receiving Waterbodies
  • Realls Creek
  • Mohawk River

Population Characteristics

  Within Municipality Within MS4 Area
Total Population    
Population Density    
Number of Households    

Development and Land Use Characteristics

  Within Municipality Within MS4 Area
Percent of Developed Area    
Percent of Undeveloped Area    
Residential Acreage    
Commercial Acreage      
Number of Building Permits Issued