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Flooding task force presents report: Rainfall, risk

Aug 21, 2014 6:02 am
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="480"] Catskill village flooding, Aug. 28, 2011.
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Max Oppen is reporting in The Daily Mail the Catskill Waterfront Resiliency Task Force presented its findings to the public at a meeting, Tues., Aug. 20. Nearly nine months in the making, the task force report looked at a variety of risks and solutions to the problems associated with the recent history-making floods in Greene County. Some of the proposed solutions included relocating houses from West Main St., reviewing and updating the village emergency plan, relocating the Waste Water Treatment plant, and building a pier out to the Point and allowing the land by Dutchmen’s Landing to revert back to wetlands. The task force also looked at the Bushnell neighborhood and suggested extending the riverfront greenway, or raising the road to act as a flood protector. Phase 1 of the study included data gathering and risk assessment. Phase 2 included taking a look at natural assets, including biodiversity and ecology, public assets such as the park at the Point, and historic industry and cultural assets. The task force report will eventually be made available online, and at the Catskill Library, as well. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.