Warner Creek-Stony Clove Creek Project Underway

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013 by Leslie_Zucker

The AWSMP in partnership with the Town of Shandaken has embarked on its third major stream restoration project in 2013.  The project is located approximately 1,000-ft upstream of the Silver Hollow Road bridge at the confluence of Stony Clove and Warner Creeks in the hamlet of Chichester. The goals of the project are to stabilize road embankments along St. Rt. 214 and Town of Shandaken’s Silver Hollow Rd., as well as arrest potential headcuts. Headcuts are steep elevation changes in the bed of the stream channel that migrate upstream. They cause stream bank erosion that threatens infrastructure and property, and produce excess sediment that travels downstream. Project construction began around Veteran’s Day and is expected to end early next spring. The construction bid was won by Kingston Equipment Rental/Baker Brothers Excavating from West Hurley, NY. The consulting firm Milone & MacBroom, Inc. was hired to develop the project design. The AWSMP is supplying the Town of Shandaken with local match to federal Emergency Watershed Protection funds to complete the project. Project work will continue over winter if the weather continues to cooperate. In the event of significant wet snow and sleet, the project will be suspended. If this happens, the site will be stabilized and protected until conditions improve next spring.