Posts Tagged ‘LFA’

Shandaken-Allaben Local Flood Analysis Final Public Meeting Scheduled for Dec. 18

Posted on: December 13th, 2017 by Leslie_Zucker

The Shandaken Area Flood Assessment and Remediation Initiative (SAFARI), a committee working under the direction of the Shandaken Town Board, invites everyone to attend a public meeting to see the results of the Shandaken-Allaben Local Flood Analysis (LFA). Throughout the year, SAFARI, the consulting firm Milone & MacBroom and other partner agencies have been investigating flooding issues in the hamlets of Shandaken and Allaben and will present their findings to the public at this meeting. Mitigation recommendations will also be presented.

The meeting will take place on Monday, December 18 at the Shandaken Town Hall at 6:30pm. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and to comment on the plan before a final draft is presented to the Town Board early next year.

A copy of the report can be viewed on the Town of Shandaken website.  To learn more about the LFA process a video from the first public meeting is also available on the Town website.

Phoenicia and Mount Tremper Residents to Learn Results of Hamlet LFAs

Posted on: July 29th, 2015 by Leslie_Zucker

The Town of Shandaken and the Shandaken Area Flood Assessment and Remediation Initiative (SAFARI) invites Phoenicia and Mount Tremper residents to participate in public meetings to learn about the flood mitigation options that Milone and MacBroom, Inc. (MMI) analyzed based on community recommendations, their ability to reduce flood levels, and their feasibility and funding potential.

Working with SAFARI, MMI performed extensive analysis on flooding problems in these two hamlets and will present their findings on potential mitigation solutions. Thanks to your input from previous meetings, MMI will share a number of scenarios that could potentially reduce flooding in the hamlets and explain which ones they think are the most worthwhile to pursue. Please come out and learn how your efforts are making a difference in your community and support the next phase of the Local Flood Analysis (LFA) process.

The meetings are scheduled as follows:

Phoenicia Meeting

Monday, August 10, 2015

Parish Hall

Phoenicia, NY



Mount Tremper Meeting

Monday, August 17, 2015

Emerson Resort and Spa, Great Room

Mount Tremper, NY


Olive Engineering Consultant Talks Flooding and Requests Resident Assistance

Posted on: July 15th, 2015 by Leslie_Zucker

On July 14, the Town of Olive Flood Advisory Committee (FAC) held a  meeting with town residents and Woidt Engineering and Consulting to review initial findings for the Local Flood Analysis (LFA)  in the hamlets of Boiceville and West Shokan. George Fowler, an engineer with Woidt and the project lead for the LFAs, described what he and his team have discovered. Woidt Engineering and the Olive FAC will work together over the next few months to analyze the possible mitigation options for the hamlets. Once these options are identified they will be run through the Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) process to determine eligibility for multiple funding sources. You can help with this process by filling out a questionnaire to report damages to your home or business. This information will used during the BCA process. The more information we receive the better! It will be used to develop the most accurate results possible. The form can be downloaded here or picked up at the Olive Town Hall.

Not surprisingly, inundation of the business district in Boiceville is a major concern. George and his team showed how the high and tight valley wall forces the Esopus Creek to flood areas in that district during high flows. More analysis is needed but initial findings show  there may be potential to reconnect the stream with its floodplain just upstream of the Five Arch Bridge. Building a floodplain here may help keep water out of the business district or lessen the amount of water there. That project would likely require relocating the fire department building and other structures in order to make room for water storage.

In West Shokan, the major problems are associated with debris jams and sediment buildup. One of the major concerns for residents and Town officials is the gravel bar just upstream of the Bushkill Bridge. The concern is that if the gravel bar grows it could cause an obstruction that damages or destroys the Bridge, cutting residents off from emergency services. George explained that we are living with the legacy of historical human management of the stream, namely the deforestation of the landscape that occurred in the 19th Century that caused large pulses of sediment to enter the stream corridors, and more recently dredging and berming of material on stream banks that creates unstable stream corridors. As with Boiceville, more analysis is needed, but one idea to explore is restoring appropriate stream channel dimensions to help move sediment and debris through that area without undue buildup.


Olive Residents: Flooding Problems?

Posted on: April 16th, 2015 by Leslie_Zucker

If you are a resident of the Town of Olive and want to either view or add to flood maps you are welcome to stop by the AWSMP office between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Recently, the Town of Olive Town Board heard a presentation from Woidt Engineering and Consulting on the Local Flood Analysis (LFA) process and how it will benefit the Town. Part of the presentation focused on Woidt’s desire to learn more from Olive residents about hazardous flood areas. Woidt created a set of maps where residents can mark  locations of concern or known flooding and erosion hazards. Woidt will use the information to examine flooding solutions.  The maps are posted at the AWSMP office at 3130 State Route 28 in Shokan, NY (located between Ashokan Turf and Timber and the Shokan Square plaza, across from the Citgo gas station). The maps will be available for approximately three more weeks before they are returned to Woidt. For more information on the LFA process in Olive please visit our office or view the Town of Olive website.