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Around the Watershed

When 1-in-100 Year Floods Happen Often

The “100-year flood” can hap­pen a lot more often than every 100 years. National Pub­lic Radio (NPR) just tried to clear up the con­fu­sion — lis­ten or read the story here. Many peo­ple assume if they’ve expe­ri­enced a 100-year flood it won’t hap­pen again for another 99 years, but this is not the case. The term “1-in-100 year flood” […]

Trout Love in the Spring — What is a “Redd”?

The wild Rain­bow Trout of the upper Eso­pus Creek are now spawn­ing – it’s spring! Here are the mechan­ics: a female trout digs a depres­sion in the gravel with her tail called a “redd.” She deposits the eggs and waits for a male trout to fer­til­ize them, then she cov­ers the eggs with loose gravel. […]

Register for Family Fun and Fish Day!

This is event is now FULL! Thank you for your inter­est in this year’s Fam­ily Fun and Fish Day! Fish­ing with the fam­ily is a great way to con­nect with each other and expe­ri­ence the great out­doors! Back by pop­u­lar demand for the 7th year in a row, the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram in coop­er­a­tion with […]

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