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SECTION 15-2714
Additional designations
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 15, TITLE 27
§ 15-2714. Additional designations.

In addition to the rivers designated in section 15-2713 of this
chapter, the following rivers are included in the system, being
classified by the criteria stated in section 15-2707:

1. Wild rivers

a. Cedar river - Approximately seven and three-tenths miles from the
outlet of Cedar lakes to a point where a road crosses the river
approximately one and one-half miles upstream of Cedar river flow.

b. Kunjamuk river - Approximately eight miles from the outlet of South
pond to a fish barrier dam near the southwest boundary of lot 9,
township 31, Gorton Tract.

c. Main branch of the Oswegatchie river - Approximately eighteen and
one-half miles from the Partlow Mill dam to the southernmost boundary
between private and state land at Inlet.

d. Middle branch of the Oswegatchie river - Approximately fourteen and
one-half miles from the north boundary of lot 27, Watson's East Triangle
to a point one mile downstream of the confluence with Wolf creek.

e. Piseco outlet - Approximately four and one-fifth miles from a point
one-half mile east of the route 10 bridge crossing to the confluence
with the West Branch of the Sacandaga river.

f. West branch of the Sacandaga river - Approximately nine miles from
the source near Silver lake mountain to the Silver lake wilderness
boundary near route 10 and approximately two and seven-tenths miles from
the confluence with Cow creek to the confluence with Piseco outlet.

g. South branch of West Canada creek - Approximately five and
nine-tenths miles from the headwaters near T-Lake falls to a footbridge
crossing located approximately one mile upstream of the Floe.

2. Scenic rivers

a. Black river - Approximately seven and eight-tenths miles from the
point where Farr road crosses the river to the point where the river
intersects the Adirondack park boundary.

b. Bog river - Approximately seven and three-tenths miles from the dam
below Hitchins pond to Big Tupper lake.

c. Blue Mountain stream - Approximately nine miles from the outlet of
Clear pond to the confluence with Pleasant lake stream.

d. Carmens river - Approximately two and one-quarter miles from its
headwaters at the north boundary of Cathedral Pines Park (formerly Camp
Wilderness), Suffolk county, southerly to its intersection with the
southern boundary of Camp Sobaco (Girl Scout Camp).

e. Carmens river--Approximately two and one-half miles from Yaphank
avenue, Suffolk county, southerly to the Concrete Wing dam in Southhaven
park.

f. Carmens river--Approximately two and one-half miles from the south
side of Sunrise highway, Suffolk county, southerly to the mouth of the
river (a line between Long Point and Sandy Point) at its confluence with
Great South Bay.

g. Cedar river - Approximately ten miles from a point where a road
crosses the river one and one-half miles upstream of Cedar river flow to
a point where a southerly extension of the northeast state land boundary
of lot 96, township 33, Totten and Crossfield's Purchase, would
intersect the river.

h. Deer river - Approximately six and two-tenths miles from the outlet
of Deer river flow to a point where the river intersects the Adirondack
park boundary.

i. East Canada creek - Approximately twenty and nine-tenths miles from
Powley Place to a point at which the creek intersects the Adirondack
park boundary near Sprite creek at the southwest corner of lot 45, town
of Oppenheim, Lott and Low's Patent.

i-1. The Genesee river within Letchworth State Park.

j. Middle branch of the Grasse river - Approximately fourteen and
one-half miles from the confluence of Blue Mountain stream and Pleasant
lake stream to the confluence of the South Branch of the Grasse river.

k. North branch of the Grasse river - Approximately twenty-five and
four-tenths miles from the outlet of Church pond to a point where the
North Branch intersects the Adirondack park boundary.

l. South Branch of the Grasse river - Approximately thirty-five and
two-tenths miles from the outlet of Center pond to the confluence with
the outlet of Allen pond, and approximately three and seven-tenths miles
from the most southerly point where the South Branch of the Grasse river
intersects the Adirondack park boundary, north to the confluence with
the Middle Branch of the Grasse river.

m. Independence river - Approximately twenty-six miles from the outlet
of Little Independence pond to the point where the Sperryville bridge
crosses the river.

n. Jordan river - Approximately eighteen miles from the outlet of
Marsh pond to Carry Falls reservoir.

o. Kunjamuk river - Approximately ten and four-tenths miles from a
fish barrier dam near the southwest boundary of lot 9, township 31,
Gorton Tract, to the confluence with the Sacandaga river.

p. Long Pond outlet - Approximately sixteen miles from the outlet of
Long pond to the confluence with the West Branch of the St. Regis river.

q. Marion river - Approximately five miles from the outlet of Utowana
lake to Raquette lake.

r. Main branch of the Moose river - Approximately fifteen and
four-fifths miles from the confluence of the South and Middle Branches
of the Moose river to a point where the Main Branch intersects the
Adirondack park boundary.

s. South branch of the Moose river - Approximately fourteen and
two-fifths miles from the west boundary of state land near Rock dam to
the east boundary of state land north of Woodhull mountain.

s-1. North Branch of the Moose river -- Approximately six miles from
the outlet of Big Moose lake to the confluence with the outlet of Goose
Pond.

s-2. Nissequogue river - Approximately one and four-tenths miles from
the dam at the outlet of New Mill Pond to the pedestrian bridge south of
Route 25/25A including its tributaries and ponds identified as P288
Phillips Millpond, P289 Willow Pond, P290 Upper Vail Pond, P291 Webster
Pond, and P291a Lower Vail Pond on a certain map titled "Official
Classifications - Surface Waters of Western Suffolk County," published
by the water resources council and prepared by the New York state
department of health.

t. Middle branch of the Oswegatchie river - Approximately nine miles
from the outlet of Walker lake to the north boundary of lot 27, Watson's
East Triangle and approximately fourteen and two-fifths miles from a
point one mile downstream of the confluence with Wolf Creek to a point
where the Middle Branch intersects the Adirondack park boundary at the
southeast boundary of lot 993, township of Diana, Macomb's Purchase,
great tract 4.

u. West branch of the Oswegatchie river - Approximately seven miles
from the outlet of Buck pond to a point approximately one mile upstream
of Round pond at the point where a foot and snowmobile bridge crosses
the West Branch.

v. Otter brook - Approximately ten miles from the outlet of Lost pond
to the confluence with the South Branch of the Moose river.

w. Raquette river - Approximately twenty miles from the outlet of Long
lake to the confluence with a small stream from the northeast, located
approximately one mile downstream from Trombley Landing, and
approximately thirteen and eight-tenths miles from the confluence with
Dead creek to a point where the river intersects the north boundary of
lot 1, township 5, Tannery Lot near Carry Falls reservoir.

x. Red river - Approximately nine and seven-tenths miles from the
headwaters of the river to the confluence with the South Branch of the
Moose river.

y. Rock river - Approximately six and nine-tenths miles from the
O'Neil flow road crossing to the confluence with the Cedar river.

z. Round lake outlet - Approximately two and seven-tenths miles from
the outlet of Round lake to the confluence with the Bog river.

aa. East branch of the St. Regis river - Approximately fourteen and
one-half miles from a point where route 30 crosses the East Branch near
Meacham lake, to a point one-half mile upstream from Everton falls.

bb. Main branch of the St. Regis river - Approximately fifteen and
five-tenths miles from a point where a private road to Bay pond crosses
the Main Branch in lot 16, township 17, Macomb's Purchase, great tract
1, to the confluence with Balsam brook.

cc. West branch of the St. Regis river - Approximately thirty-five
miles from the outlet of Little Fish pond to a point one-half mile
downstream from the confluence with Fenner Meadow brook.

dd. West Canada creek - Approximately seventeen miles from a point
where the creek intersects the state land boundary approximately two
miles upstream of the Old Mitchell Dam site, to the route 8 bridge
crossing near Nobleboro.

ee. West Stony creek - Approximately seven and seven-tenths miles from
the Tannery road crossing to the confluence with Hatch brook.

ff. Peconic river - Approximately ten and one-half miles from the
western boundary of the Red Maple swamp to the Long Island railroad
bridge between Connecticut and Edwards Avenue and approximately three
miles from Middle Country Road (State Route 25) to the confluence with
the previously described segment of the Peconic including tributaries
T112-5, T112-6 and T112-7.

3. Recreational rivers

a. East branch of the Ausable river - Approximately twenty-eight and
three-tenths miles from St. Huberts to the confluence with the West
Branch.

b. Main branch of the Ausable river - Approximately twenty-two miles
from the confluence of the East and West Branches of the Ausable river
to Lake Champlain.

c. West branch of the Ausable river - Approximately twenty-nine and
one-half miles from the headwaters of the West Branch near Heart lake to
the confluence with the East Branch.

d. Black river - Approximately six and three-fifths miles from the
outlet of North lake to a point where Farr road crosses the river.

e. Bouquet river - Approximately forty-seven and seven-tenths miles
from the confluence with the North Fork of the Bouquet river to Lake
Champlain.

f. Carmens river - Approximately two miles from its intersection with
the southern boundary of Camp Sobaco (Girl Scout Camp), southerly to
Yaphank Avenue, Suffolk county. However, the rules and regulations
applicable to recreational rivers as set forth in title twenty-seven of
this law shall not apply to any lands or structures included in the
proposed Yaphank historic district. This exclusion shall take effect
only upon the creation of said Yaphank historic district.

g. Carmens river - Approximately one mile southerly from the Concrete
Wing dam in Southaven park, Suffolk county, to Sunrise highway.

h. Cedar river - Approximately eleven miles from a point at which a
southerly extension of the northeast state land boundary parallel to the
southwest boundary of lot 96, township 33, Totten and Crossfield's
Purchase would intersect the river to the southwest boundary of lot 82,
township 17, Totten and Crossfield's Purchase.

i. Connetquot river - Approximately five and three-fourths miles from
Johnson Avenue, Suffolk county, south to the Sunrise highway.

j. South branch of the Grasse river - Approximately five and one-fifth
miles from the confluence with the outlet of Allen pond to the most
southerly point where the South Branch intersects the Adirondack park
boundary.

k. Hudson river - Approximately twelve and seven-tenths miles from the
confluence with the Opalescent river to a point where route 28N crosses
the Hudson river at Newcomb and approximately forty-five and nine-tenths
miles from a point one mile north of North river to the confluence with
the Sacandaga river.

l. Independence river - Approximately one-half mile from a point where
the Sperryville bridge crosses the river to a point where the river
intersects the Adirondack park boundary.

m. Indian river - Approximately eight and three-tenths miles from the
outlet of Indian lake to the confluence with the Hudson river.

m-1. Middle Branch of the Moose river -- Approximately thirteen and
four-tenths miles from the confluence with the North Branch of the Moose
river to the confluence with the South Branch of the Moose river.

m-2. North Branch of the Moose river -- Approximately thirteen miles
from the confluence with the outlet of Goose Pond to the confluence with
the Middle Branch of the Moose river.

n. Main branch of the Oswegatchie river - Approximately two and
three-tenths miles from the southernmost boundary between private and
state land at Inlet to Wanakena.

o. West branch of the Oswegatchie river - Approximately six and
one-tenth miles from a point approximately one mile upstream of Round
pond at the point where a foot and snowmobile bridge crosses the West
Branch to a point where the river intersects the Adirondack park
boundary.

p. Raquette river - Approximately twenty-two miles from the outlet of
Raquette lake to the outlet of Long lake and approximately seventeen
miles from the confluence of the Raquette river and a small stream from
the northeast, at a point approximately one mile downstream from
Trombley landing to the confluence with Dead creek.

q. Rock river - Approximately one and one-fifth miles from the outlet
of lake Durant to the O'Neil flow road crossing.

r. East branch of the St. Regis river - Approximately six and
one-tenth miles from a point one-half mile upstream of Everton falls to
the confluence with the Main Branch of the St. Regis river.

s. Main branch of the St. Regis river - Approximately seven miles from
the St. Regis Church to a point where a private road to Bay pond crosses
the Main Branch in lot 16, township 17, Macomb's Purchase, great tract
1, and approximately eighteen miles from the confluence with Balsam
brook to a point at which the river intersects the Adirondack park
boundary.

t. West branch of the St. Regis river - Approximately five and
one-half miles from a point one-half mile downstream of the confluence
with Fenner Meadow brook to a point where the West Branch intersects the
Adirondack park boundary.

u. East branch of the Sacandaga river - Approximately fourteen miles
from a point approximately one-half mile above Cook brook to the
confluence with the Main Branch of the Sacandaga river.

v. Main branch of the Sacandaga river - Approximately thirty-one miles
from the outlet of Lake Pleasant to the inlet of Great Sacandaga lake.

w. West branch of the Sacandaga river - Approximately ten and
three-fifths miles from the Silver lake wilderness boundary near the
most upstream route 10 bridge crossing to the confluence with Cow creek
and approximately seven and two-tenths miles from the confluence of
Dugway creek to the confluence with the Main Branch of the Sacandaga
river.

x. Salmon river - Approximately twelve and three-tenths miles from the
outlet of Elbow ponds to the point where the river intersects the
Adirondack park boundary.

y. Main branch of the Saranac river - Approximately sixty and
two-fifths miles from the outlet of Upper Saranac lake to the point
where the river intersects the Adirondack park boundary.

z. Schroon river - Approximately sixty-six and seven-tenths miles from
the outlet of the former Dead Water pond to the confluence with the
Hudson river.

aa. West Canada creek - Approximately eleven miles from the route 8
bridge crossing near Nobleboro to the Harvey road bridge crossing.

bb. South branch of West Canada creek - Approximately nine and
seven-tenths miles from the footbridge crossing one mile upstream of The
Floe to the confluence with the Main Branch of West Canada creek.

cc. West Stony creek - Approximately six miles from the Persch road
crossing to the Tannery road crossing and approximately two and
seven-tenths miles from the confluence with Hatch brook to the
confluence with the Main Branch of the Sacandaga river.

dd. Ramapo river -- Approximately three and one-half miles from the
Orange county line to the site of an abandoned power dam in the hamlet
of Ramapo.

ee. Nissequogue river - Approximately one and four-tenths miles from
state route 347 to the dam at the outlet of New Mill Pond including its
tributaries identified as P292-1 to Brooksite Drive and two unnamed
tributaries P292-2 and P292-3, and approximately five miles from the
pedestrian walkway and dam at the outlet of Phillips Millpond to its
confluence with Long Island sound including its tributaries and ponds
connected therewith, specifically described as T-62 on a certain map
entitled "Official Classifications-Surface Waters of Western Suffolk
County", prepared by the New York state department of health and
published by the water resources council.

ff. Shawangunk Kill river - From the border of Ulster and Orange
counties to its confluence with the Wallkill river.

gg. Peconic river - Approximately five and one-half miles from the
Long Island railroad bridge between Connecticut and Edwards Avenue to
Grangabel Park dam in Riverhead and approximately two miles of the
Little River (tributary T112-1) from and including Wildwood Lake to its
confluence with the Peconic.

hh. Fall Creek from the southern boundary of Cayuga Lake to the west
face of the foot bridge running across Fall Creek, which foot bridge is
located between Thurston Avenue on the west and Beebe Lake on the east.
The boundaries of the river corridor shall be defined as follows:

DESCRIPTION OF NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF FALL CREEK RIVER CORRIDOR
Beginning at a point at the intersection of the high water mark of
Cayuga Lake, on the southerly boundary of Cayuga Lake, and the northerly
boundary of Fall Creek, said point being in the northerly boundary of
Stewart Park; running thence northeasterly along the northerly boundary
of Stewart Park to its intersection with the westerly boundary of the
Lehigh Valley Railroad right-of-way; running thence in a southerly
direction along the westerly edge of the Lehigh Valley Railroad
right-of-way approximately 3,450 feet to a point located 50 feet
northerly along said railroad from the north bank of Fall Creek; running
thence in a southeasterly direction parallel with and 50 feet northerly
from the north bank of Fall Creek crossing Cayuga Street to a point on
the easterly boundary of Cayuga Street, located approximately 20 feet
northerly from the north bank of Fall Creek, said point being the
intersection of the easterly boundary of Cayuga Street with the extended
line of a chain link fence on Ithaca School District property running
approximately parallel with Fall Creek; running thence in a
southeasterly direction along the extended line of the chain link fence
and continuing along said chain link fence, approximately parallel to
Fall Creek to the end of the chain link fence; continuing thence in a
southeasterly direction along the extended line of said chain link fence
approximately 5 feet to the south line of a sidewalk which runs through
Ithaca School District property approximately parallel with Fall Creek;
continuing thence along the south line of said sidewalk to the
intersection of the south line of said sidewalk with the westerly
boundary of Lake Street; running thence perpendicular to Lake Street
approximately 50 feet to the east boundary of Lake Street; running
thence in a northwesterly direction along the east line of Lake Street
approximately 75 feet to a point of the northwest corner of City Tax
Parcel 12-1-1; running thence in an easterly direction along the
northerly boundary of tax parcel 12-1-1 approximately 250 feet to the
northeast corner of Tax Parcel 12-1-1; continuing thence on the same
course along a line shown on Tax Maps Numbers 12 and 11 as a match line
and along the northerly boundary line of Tax Parcel 6-2-1 approximately
600 feet to the northwest corner of Tax Parcel 11-1-1, said point being
located approximately 12.5 feet westerly from the westerly boundary of
Stewart Avenue; running thence easterly approximately 12.5 feet along
the north boundary of Tax Parcel 11-1-1 to the westerly boundary of
Stewart Avenue; running thence in a southeasterly direction along the
southwesterly boundary of Stewart Avenue approximately 464 feet to the
southeasterly corner of Tax Parcel 11-1-2; running thence in an easterly
direction perpendicular to and across Stewart Avenue to a point in the
easterly line of Stewart Avenue approximately 25 feet northerly of the
northerly boundary of the Stewart Avenue bridge; running thence
northerly and easterly along the easterly boundary of Stewart Avenue and
southerly boundary of Fall Creek Drive as it curves to a point located
approximately 145 feet southerly along Fall Creek Drive from the
intersection of the east boundary of Fall Creek Drive and the south
boundary of Thurston Avenue, said point being located at the
intersection of the easterly boundary of Fall Creek Drive and a line
extended westerly being a line 10 feet southerly from the southerly
boundary of the tennis courts located southeasterly from the
intersection of Thurston Avenue and Fall Creek Drive; running thence
easterly along said extended line and 10 feet southerly from the
southerly boundary of said tennis courts to the intersection of said
line extended easterly and the northeasterly boundary of an asphalt path
which runs southwesterly from Prudence Risley Hall to Thurston Avenue;
running thence in a southeasterly direction along the northerly boundary
of said asphalt path to the intersection of said asphalt path with the
westerly boundary of Thurston Avenue; running thence southerly along the
westerly boundary of Thurston Avenue to a point located 25 feet
northerly from the north edge of the gorge; running thence easterly
parallel with and 25 feet northerly from the north edge of the gorge to
its intersection with the line of the west face as extended northerly of
the foot bridge over the gorge; running thence southerly to and along
the west face of said foot bridge to a point in the center line of Fall
Creek.

DESCRIPTION OF SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF FALL CREEK RIVER CORRIDOR
Beginning at a point at the intersection of the high water mark at the
south end of Cayuga Lake with the east bank of Cayuga Inlet; running
thence southerly along the east bank of Cayuga Inlet approximately 1,050
feet to a point marking the intersection of the east bank of the Cayuga
Inlet with the southwest corner of Tax Parcel 2-2-1; running thence
easterly along the south boundary of Tax Parcel 2-2-1 approximately 600
feet to a point marked by a 2-inch square iron pin, said point being
located approximately 100 feet southwesterly from the west bank of Fall
Creek; running thence southeasterly approximately 1,290 feet to a point
at the east side of the golf course access gate; running thence easterly
approximately 80 feet to the eastern edge of Pier Road; running thence
southeasterly along the east edge of Pier Road approximately 950 feet to
the north edge of a gravel access road which runs to the Lehigh Valley
Railroad right-of-way; running thence southeasterly along the north edge
of said gravel access road to the westerly right-of-way of the Lehigh
Valley Railroad; running thence northwesterly along said right-of-way to
a point located approximately 50 feet southerly from the south bank of
Fall Creek; running thence southeasterly parallel with and 50 feet
southerly from the south bank of Fall Creek to the west edge of Woodland
Place, being also the easterly right-of-way line of New York State Route
13; running thence southwesterly along the east right-of-way line of New
York State Route 13 and the west side of Woodland Place to a point in
the north boundary of Tax Parcel 13-1-5; running thence northeasterly
and southeasterly along the south line of Woodland Place, being also the
north lines of Tax Parcel Nos. 13-1-5, 13-1-6, and 13-1-7 215.6 feet to
the west boundary of North Cayuga Street; continuing thence along the
same course across Cayuga Street to a point being the northwesterly
corner of Tax Parcel No. 5-2-1; running thence southeasterly along the
northeasterly boundaries of Tax Parcel Nos. 5-2-1, 5-2-6, 5-2-7, 5-2-8,
5-2-9 and 5-2-10 a distance approximately 480 feet to the easterly
corner of Tax Parcel No. 5-2-10, said point being the intersection of
the north boundary of East York Street and the west boundary of North
Tioga Street; running thence northerly along the west boundary of North
Tioga Street to the bank of Fall Creek; running thence southeasterly
along the bank of Fall Creek to the northwest corner of Tax Parcel No.
12-2-1; running thence southeasterly along the northerly boundary of Tax
Parcel Nos. 12-2-1 and 12-2-2 360 feet to the northeast corner of Tax
Parcel No. 12-2-2; running thence easterly along the northerly boundary
of Tax Parcel No. 12-2-13 45.5 feet to the northeast corner of Tax
Parcel No. 12-2-13; running thence southerly approximately 25 feet along
the easterly boundary of Tax Parcel No. 12-2-13 to the northwest corner
of Tax Parcel No. 12-2-12; running thence easterly along the northerly
boundary of Tax Parcel No. 12-2-12 35.33 feet to a point; running thence
southerly approximately 12.5 feet; and running thence easterly along the
north boundary of Tax Parcel No. 12-2-12 approximately 40 feet to a
point; continuing thence along the northerly boundaries of Tax Parcel
Nos. 12-2-11, 12-2-10, 12-2-9, 12-2-8, 12-2-7, 12-2-6, 12-2-5 and 12-2-4
approximately 328.6 feet to the westerly boundary of Lake Street at the
southwest corner of the Lake Street bridge over Fall Creek; continuing
thence across Lake Street along the south edge of the Lake Street bridge
over Fall Creek to a point in the easterly boundary of Lake Street;
running thence southerly along the east boundary of Lake Street 401 feet
to a point marking the intersection of the east boundary of Lake Street
and the southerly boundary of Lincoln Street extended; continuing thence
easterly along the southerly boundary of Lincoln Street extended 180
feet to a point marking the southeast corner of Lincoln Street extended;
continuing thence on the same course approximately 75 feet to a point in
the east boundary of Tax Parcel No. 12-7-4; running thence northerly
along the east boundary of Tax Parcel No. 12-7-4 approximately 69 feet
to a point; running thence easterly along the northerly boundary of Tax
Parcel No. 11-3-1 100 feet to a point at the southerly boundary of Old
Penstock; running thence easterly along the southerly boundary of said
Old Penstock a chord distance of approximately 362.5 feet to a point; in
the westerly boundary of Tax Parcel No. 11-3-3; running thence southerly
along the westerly boundary of Tax Parcel No. 11-3-3 approximately 68
feet to a point marking the northwesterly corner of Willard Way; running
thence southeasterly and southerly along the northerly and easterly
boundaries of Willard Way to the southwesterly corner of Tax Parcel No.
11-3-3 said point also being the northwesterly corner of Tax Parcel No.
11-3-6; running thence easterly along the southerly boundary of Tax
Parcel No. 11-3-3 110 feet to a point in the northwesterly boundary of
Stewart Avenue; running thence northerly and easterly along the westerly
and northerly boundary of Stewart Avenue approximately 298 feet to a
point located approximately 35 feet southerly from the Stewart Avenue
bridge; running thence in an easterly direction across Stewart Avenue to
a point marking the southerly boundary of the Cayuga Trail; running
thence easterly along the southerly boundary of the Cayuga Trail to the
northwesterly boundary of University Avenue; running thence northerly
and easterly along the westerly and northerly boundaries of University
Avenue to the intersection of the north line of University Avenue and
the west line of Thurston Avenue; continuing thence easterly along the
north line of University Avenue as it becomes the north line of Forest
Home Drive and along the north line of Forest Home Drive approximately
600 feet to the intersection of the north line of Forest Home Drive with
the line of the west face of the foot bridge over Fall Creek Gorge as
extended southerly; running thence northerly along said extended line
and the west face of the said foot bridge to the center of Fall Creek.

Such boundaries shall constitute the final boundaries and shall not be
subject to amendment, alteration or modification by any action or
determination by the commissioner or the department.

Responsibility for the administration of the area designated herein
shall be delegated to the city of Ithaca pursuant to the appropriate
regulations.

The designation of Fall Creek shall not, solely by operation of this
article, be construed so as to restrict or prohibit utility or similar
facilities support related-systems or facilities support-related
activities of the land grant institution known as Cornell University
conducted in furtherance of its educational purposes, which are located
upstream of the designated area of Fall Creek. Such activities shall
include, but not be limited to, the operation of Cornell University's
chilled water plant, water filtration plant and intakes for such plants
and for its hydroelectric plant and the necessary dredging of intake
areas, storm water drains, utility lines, and foot bridges, which may
otherwise be permitted but for such designation.