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Around the Watershed

How Antecedent Moisture Conditions Impact Flooding

The amount of pre­cip­i­ta­tion that falls dur­ing a storm obvi­ously has an impact on the flood dynam­ics of rivers and streams. When it rains a lot, rivers and streams can flood dra­mat­i­cally. Flood­ing from Trop­i­cal Storm Irene in 2011 is an all too famil­iar exam­ple. Another impor­tant but less well known influ­ence on flood­ing is the antecedent mois­ture condition. […]

Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Ashokan Watershed

  The National Weather Ser­vice has cur­rently issued a flash flood watch for the Ashokan Water­shed and much of the rest of the region. Trop­i­cal Storm Isa­ias is cur­rently track­ing up the east­ern seaboard and bring­ing heavy rains and dam­ag­ing winds in its path. While the region has been abnor­mally dry this sum­mer and the […]

Join AWSMP for a Series of Youth Hikes This Summer

  The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram (AWSMP) presents the Sum­mer Youth Hike Series on Tues­days this sum­mer begin­ning July 21st 2020. Mid­dle and High School youth age 10 and up liv­ing in the Ashokan Water­shed are invited to join in a series of trail hikes to learn more about the Ashokan Watershed’s creeks and […]

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