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Around the Watershed

Stream Table at Ulster County Fair

Stop by the 4-H youth build­ing at the Ulster County Fair on Fri­day, August 1 for a stream table demon­stra­tion with AWSMP staff. The stream table uses water and an arti­fi­cial medium that mim­ics the weight and con­sis­tency of sed­i­ment to model how streams func­tion in nature.  Come with stream-related ques­tions and CCE and SWCD […]

Conference Videos Available!

Short videos of Ashokan Water­shed Con­fer­ence speak­ers are now avail­able! See the entire video list and view on the AWSMP YouTube Chan­nel. The videos fea­ture writer and his­to­rian Bill Birns, who talks about human set­tle­ment of the Eso­pus Val­ley and early indus­try. Water resource engi­neer Roy Schiff explains the dynamic nature of rivers using local exam­ples. Cli­ma­tol­o­gist Allan […]

Assessment Crew Heads to the Field

This week the AWSMP stream assess­ment crew will be out sur­vey­ing past stream restora­tion projects to mon­i­tor their per­for­mance. The crew uses sur­vey instru­ments to deter­mine whether the cross-sectional shape and lon­gi­tu­di­nal pro­file of the stream chan­nel have changed dur­ing recent storms. The crew estab­lishes an accu­rate ele­va­tion, stretches a mea­sur­ing tape across the stream […]

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