The CasiNO Tyre web site ( http://www.casinofreetyre.com ) points out the risk 
of runoff from the parking areas into White Brook as a cause for concern.   
It's a good site (discounting the obvious bias towards one side of the issue 
which one would expect from the site name!).

-kimberly


On Dec 21, 2014, at 12:09 PM, Dave Nutter wrote:

> I think the location will be convenient for travelers on the Thruway by being 
> immediately on the north side of the interchange of I-90 & NYS-414, near 
> Magee at the west edge of the Town of Tyre. I would expect additional traffic 
> on NYS-414, NYS-318, to the east NYS-5/US-20, to the northeast maybe on 
> NYS-31, and to the south on NYS-96A, NYS-96, and NYS-89. My hope is that the 
> other roads around the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and the north Cayuga Lake 
> Basin will not see much impact because they do not efficiently serve Magee or 
> any large population center. Of course workers to build and run the complex 
> have to come from somewhere, so expect a general local increase. We might be 
> okay for traffic as long as there are no new roads or road straightenings or 
> road expansions. Maybe it'll be a flop, since casinos elsewhere are failing, 
> and after construction we'll see very little traffic. Maybe the light 
> pollution will be limited to the interchange area. About 2 miles west of the 
> interchange on the north side of the Thruway is a large pond/swamp full of 
> dead trees with a major heronry, and herons and egrets commuting between here 
> and the Montezuma Wetlands Complex may overfly the the casino site. Please 
> chime in if you see other problems or think I've got it wrong. I only saw one 
> map of the proposal awhile ago, and it was hard to track down. 
> --Dave Nutter
> 
> On Dec 19, 2014, at 12:10 PM, Betsy Darlington <darlingtonb...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> 
>> And not just the light pollution!  It's a massive project.
>> Betsy
>> 
>> On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 7:48 AM, Karen Edelstein <k...@cornell.edu>wrote:
>> My advance apologies if this question is outside of list bounds (please 
>> weigh in, Chris). I am wondering if there are concerns about the light 
>> pollution from the gigantic casino facility just approved for Tyre, and the 
>> impacts this gaming development may generate at Montezuma NWR. When this 
>> project was first proposed, I asked Tom Jasikoff if a study would be done, 
>> but never heard back.
>> 
>> Thanks for your thoughts.  Please email me off- list if Chris says this is 
>> not ok too discuss here.
>> 
>> Karen
>> 
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