Shandaken Looking to Reduce Flooding in Phoenicia/Mt. Tremper

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by Leslie_Zucker

The Town of Shan­dak­en is kick­ing off a project to iden­ti­fy and test the best options for reduc­ing river­ine flood­ing in Phoeni­cia and Mt. Trem­per on Sep­tem­ber 8 at a Town Board meet­ing. Shan­dak­en will task the engi­neer­ing firm Milone & MacB­room, Inc. (MMI) to mod­el alter­na­tives for reduc­ing flood­ing in the ham­lets. On Sep­tem­ber 8, MMI’s project man­ag­er will explain the process for devel­op­ing projects to the Board. Pub­lic meet­ings are planned in Phoeni­cia and Mt. Trem­per to gath­er local knowl­edge of where flood­ing occurs and ideas for reduc­ing flood­ing. Lat­er pub­lic meet­ings will share com­put­er mod­el­ing results and com­pare options. The project is fund­ed through a grant from the AWSMP.