Posts Tagged ‘flood mitigation’

Secure Your Fuel Tank Through the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s Tank Anchoring Program

Posted on: December 22nd, 2021 by Brent Gotsch
Flooded Propane Tanks. Photo from Catskill Watershed Corporation

Do you own property in the NYC West of Hudson Watershed?

Is your property located in a mapped FEMA floodplain?

Do you have an oil or propane fuel tank?

If so you may be eligible for funding from the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) Flood Hazard Mitigation Implementation Tank Anchoring Program. This program is designed to help residents and businesses keep their tanks safe from damage and flotation during a flood. Preventing spills helps protect water quality and human health.

Oil tanks up to 330 gallons and propane tanks up to 420 pounds located within the 500-year floodplain of the West of Hudson NYC Watershed are eligible. Larger commercial tanks may be eligible but require CWC Board of Directors approval. If approved the Catskill Watershed Corporation will cover tank anchoring costs whether they are outdoors or in basements. Landowners will hire a contractor of their choice to complete tank anchoring. No cost to applicant.

For more information and links to applications visit:

If you have additional questions please contact John Mathiesen at 845-586-1400 or

A propane tank anchored against flotation. Photo by Catskill Watershed Corporation

Join AWSMP for Praxis Conference on June 4

Posted on: May 12th, 2021 by Brent Gotsch
Roy Schiff, Principal Water Resources Engineer and Scientist with SLR.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County Stream Educator Tim Koch will team up with Roy Schiff of SLR International (formerly Milone & Macbroom Inc) to present at the inaugural Praxis virtual conference on June 4th. The Praxis conference focuses on the practical application of theory and research to improve communities. Tim and Roy, Principal Water Resources Engineer & Scientist with SLR, will present on a geomorphic approach to culvert assessment and prioritization efforts in order to help communities mitigate flood and erosion risks. Roy was involved with the research and development of a geomorphic assessment tool. Tim has integrated the tool into a Multi-Objective Stream Crossing Assessment Protocol (MOSCAP) used to assess and prioritize over 1,000 culverts and bridges throughout Ulster County, New York. Their presentation and break-out session will focus on the research-based development of the tool, implementation of the MOSCAP in Ulster County, and information on how people can implement MOSCAP in their communities.

Tim Koch, Stream Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program