Municipal Officials’ Day, Wednesday, October 20

Posted on: October 18th, 2021 by Leslie_Zucker

Municipal officials from the towns of Shandaken, Olive, Woodstock, Hurley, Lexington and Hunter are invited to attend a 2-hour educational event in Phoenicia on Wednesday, October 20 from 3:00-5:00 pm. The topic will be managing sediment in streams to reduce flooding and erosion. We’ll learn more about how streams transport sediment and how to manage sediment when an intervention is necessary. A certificate of completion will be offered for Continuing Education Credit.

The program starts at the Phoenicia Fire Hall on Route 214 where registration begins at 2:30 pm. We’ll spend a half hour indoors and then move outdoors to the Main Street Bridge where the Town of Shandaken grappled with a massive sediment accumulation and flooding in the 2010s. Sediment management in the Esopus Creek was examined again during a Local Flood Analysis for Phoenicia. Town officials will discuss flood mitigation steps they are taking to improve conditions in a hamlet that is largely in the 100-year floodplain.

Registration is required. Covid-19 safety procedures will be in place for the indoor portion of event. To register, enter your contact information here: https://tinyurl.com/2021-Municipal-Officials-Day.

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