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AWSMP Staff Featured on New Podcast

Posted on: November 19th, 2021 by Tim Koch

AWSMP staffers Tim Koch and Aaron Ben­nett are fea­tured in the recent­ly released “Views From the Water­shed” pod­cast. The pod­cast is a self-guid­ed audio tour of the New York City West-of-Hud­son Water Sup­ply Water­shed, and fea­tures many oth­er notable Catskills names. 

Tim is in Episode #11 titled “Un-Mud­dy­ing the Waters.” Record­ed at the Main Street bridge in Phoeni­cia, Tim dis­cuss­es how a project designed to improve sed­i­ment trans­port was used to reduce flood­ing on Main Street in a flood prone vil­lage built on an allu­vial fan. Oth­er top­ics include tur­bid­i­ty, the impor­tance of ripar­i­an buffers, and cli­mate change.

Look­ing upstream at the rock vane installed on the Stony Clove Creek from the Main Street bridge in Phoenicia.

Aaron is fea­tured in Episode 12, “Tough Choic­es.” From a vacant lot in Boiceville, Aaron dis­cuss­es the hard deci­sions faced by flood prone com­mu­ni­ties in the Catskills, and all over the coun­try. He explains why build­ing flood walls and dredg­ing streams are no longer prac­ti­cal, afford­able, or sus­tain­able solutions. 

Exten­sive flood­ing in Boiceville fol­low­ing Trop­i­cal Storm Irene, August 2011.

The Views from the Water­shed tour is where ever you get your pod­casts, or from

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