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Catskill village awarded flood planning funds

Oct 27, 2015 5:23 am
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="740"] Catskill Point
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Jim Planck is reporting in The Daily Mail the village of Catskill has been awarded a total of $68,000 in the form of two grants from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to help increase the community’s ability to recover from major flood events. The village was eligible to receive the funds because Catskill and Catskill Creek are located within the Hudson River Estuary. The funds from one grant will be used to complete a risk and engineering review of the wastewater system on Catskill Point and to implement recommendations contained within the "Resilient Catskill Report," produced by the Catskill Waterfront Resilience Task Force. The second award will pay for the development of a Hudson River Shoreline Flooding Plan. That plan will include an analysis of the changes that may be needed in village zoning laws to address resiliency issues or needs. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.