Posts Tagged ‘Stony Clove Creek’

Stream Restoration Project Advances

Posted on: October 6th, 2015 by Leslie_Zucker

A project to restore chan­nel sta­bil­i­ty and stop bank ero­sion on the Stony Clove Creek at Wright Road is mid-way through com­ple­tion. Sed­i­ment that accu­mu­lat­ed dur­ing Trop­i­cal Storm Irene was moved from the chan­nel’s cen­ter and water now flows in a sin­gle thread down the val­ley. The project is locat­ed about one-mile north of Lanesville in Greene Coun­ty. Work is expect­ed to con­tin­ue through October.


Kingston Equip­ment Rental, Inc.-Baker Broth­ers Exca­vat­ing out of West Hur­ley is build­ing the project. The project was designed by con­sult­ing firm Milone and MacB­room, Inc.

The chan­nel has been engi­neered to pass dif­fer­ent sizes of flows, while main­tain­ing a sta­ble dimen­sion and pro­file. The chan­nel bed and banks were unsta­ble and erod­ing before the project began.


A Bak­er Broth­ers oper­a­tor pre­cise­ly regrades a fail­ing hill­s­lope with an exca­va­tor, over­seen by site fore­man Mike Van­de­bog­a­rt. This new­ly cre­at­ed flood­plain bench will be reveg­e­tat­ed after stream work ends.


Sur­veys are done and logs main­tained to con­firm the project is built as planned.


Each day a num­ber of project staff are on-site, includ­ing equip­ment oper­a­tors and the site fore­man for Bak­er Broth­ers Exca­vat­ing, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from engi­neer­ing firm Milone and MacB­room, and a project man­ag­er with the Ulster Coun­ty Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion District.


Ver­non Bevan (left) is the on-site rep­re­sen­ta­tive for engi­neer­ing firm Milone and MacB­room. Adam Doan (right) is the stream project man­ag­er with Ulster Coun­ty Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion District.

This stream restora­tion is fund­ed by the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram and the Nat­ur­al Resources Con­ser­va­tion Ser­vice, Emer­gency Water­shed Pro­tec­tion Pro­gram. The Town of Hunter is the project sponsor.

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact the AWSMP at (845) 688‑3047.