Department of Environmental Conservation

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See the Catskills like never before
aqua dam and sandbags on Lake Ontario

General Permit for Lake Ontario Flooding

This General Permit allows shoreline property owners to repair and stabilize properties damaged by record high water levels and wind-driven high wave events due to above average precipitation and snow melt in the Great Lakes Basin.

Map showing locations of artificial reefs

Great Reef Adventures

Just off Long Island's coast are 12 great reefs you can explore. The newly expanded artificial reefs are creating shelter and food for marine life while providing terrific fishing and diving opportunities.