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Request for Images from December Flood

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by Brent Gotsch
Multiple images showing evidence of high water such as deposited tree branches and flooded roadways
Above are exam­ples of images that AWSMP is request­ing for the Decem­ber 2020 Flood Event

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram (AWSMP) is request­ing images and video of flood­ing that occurred from last month’s rain-on-snowmelt storm of Christ­mas Eve into Christ­mas Day. We are most inter­est­ed in flood­ing that occurred in the Ashokan Water­shed munic­i­pal­i­ties of Hur­ley, Olive, Shan­dak­en, and Wood­stock. Images of water spilling out over stream­banks, over­top­ping roads, impact­ing build­ings and infra­struc­ture (bridges, cul­verts, etc.) are what we are most inter­est­ed in. Also impor­tant and very help­ful are post-flood images show­ing wood or grav­el debris piles indi­cat­ing what are called “high water marks”.

Any­one with images or videos that they would like to share should con­tact Aaron Ben­nett at aben@co.ulster.ny.us. Those who choose to share images or video will need to fill out a Media Release form that gives us per­mis­sion to use the images/video. Com­pen­sa­tion will not be giv­en for use of the images/video. These images will be used to help bet­ter under­stand the nature of flood­ing in the Ashokan Water­shed and be used to help mod­el future flood events.

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