Warner Creek

Warner Creek

Warn­er Creek flows through Sil­ver Hol­low and is a major trib­u­tary to the Stony Clove Creek. Warn­er Creek begins on Plateau Moun­tain in the Town of Hunter in Greene Coun­ty. From there it enters the Town of Wood­stock in Ulster Coun­ty where it briefly inter­acts with Woodstock’s Sil­ver Hol­low Road. It then flows through a steep and nar­row val­ley of unde­vel­oped pub­lic land and enters the Town of Shan­dak­en where it meets up with a sec­ond Sil­ver Hol­low Road before enter­ing the Stony Clove Creek just above Chichester.

Warn­er Creek’s water­shed is about 10 square miles and the main chan­nel is approx­i­mate­ly 9 miles long. Warn­er Creek is of inter­est to the stream man­age­ment pro­gram because of its con­tri­bu­tions of sus­pend­ed sed­i­ment to the Stony Clove Creek. These sed­i­ment inputs add to over­all tur­bid­i­ty and have been iden­ti­fied as a threat to water quality.

Warn­er Creek was the sub­ject of study for stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in a Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion Research Expe­ri­ence for Under­grad­u­ates Pro­gram host­ed by SUNY New Paltz from 2010 to 2012. Dur­ing that time stu­dents walked the length of the stream and mapped stream fea­tures as part of a study on how moun­tain streams respond to very large floods such as those expe­ri­enced from 2010 – 2011. Oth­er stu­dents mapped the glacial geo­mor­phol­o­gy of Sil­ver Hol­low. The stu­dents’ research has been pre­sent­ed at sev­er­al nation­al and region­al conferences.

Warn­er Creek was assessed and stud­ied from 2010–2012. A report for Warn­er Creek will be avail­able on this web­site when it becomes available.

Map of Warner Creek

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