A fierce rainstorm that swept through upstate New York on Wednesday night caused flash flooding in several spots in the Western Catskills, as the heavy rains swelled small creeks and ditches.
Parts of Delaware and Schoharie County, where the rainfall was hardest, got over two inches of rain over the course of the two- to three-hour storm. According to data from the National Weather Service, the Schoharie County town of Jefferson had 2.4 inches. In the hamlet of Meridale, just outside of Delhi, rainfall was reportedly 2.25 inches.
The West Branch of the Delaware River also overflowed its banks in some spots. But the flash flooding from smaller creeks as they were overwhelmed with rainfall caused more problems than the rise in larger rivers, according to Richard Bell, director of Delaware County Emergency Services. Read more
We, the elected municipal officials of the Towns and Villages in Ulster, Greene and Delaware Counties, are writing to our regional media outlets, DEC and New York State officials in support of the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park. We represent our municipalities and understand the powerful positive impact - the needed impact – this Resort, and the build-out of Belleayre Mt. Ski Center, can and will have on our area. We have also seen the long, slow and painful decline of our mountain Main Streets and communities. Hunting and fishing licenses in NYS, along with visits to our area, have dropped over 20% in the last 10 years, our population is shrinking, and lodging units are down 90% since the 50s and 60s, let alone a century ago. Additionally the NYC DEP is aggressively purchasing local properties that will forever be un-developable, further limiting our choices and potential to expand and preserve for the next generations of native dwellers. Read more
Thanks to dozens of advertisers, our excellent freelancers and contributors, and a team of graphics and creative specialists, we've finished the 2013 Catskills Outdoor Guide.
Print copies hit the streets today, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. (Sure, I got soaked by chilly rain as I delivered print editions of the guide this morning, but it's still the official summer kick-off weekend, drizzle be damned.)
And the online version of the guide, which features a huge amount of extended material that we couldn't cram into 40 pages of print, is live. Just a few of the goodies in store: Read more
Memorial Day weekend in the Catskills abounds with parades, yard sales, backyard barbecues…and a vast and lively array of special events to be enjoyed.
Many towns in the region will be holding their annual Memorial Day parades, but that's not all that's going on this weekend by a long shot. Here’s the Watershed Post's guide to the best of the weekend's unofficial festivities. For a full list of Memorial Day events, including parades, see our Memorial Day events calendar.
At 108 PM EDT...National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated A Severe Thunderstorm Capable Of Producing A Tornado 9 Miles West Of Roscoe...Moving East At 25 Mph. * The Storm Capable Of Producing The Tornado Will Be Near... Roscoe By 130 PM EDT... Hazel By 135 PM EDT... Livingston Manor By 140 PM EDT... Parksville By 145 PM EDT... When You Can Do So Safely...Please Report Hail...Or Damaging Winds To The National Weather Service By Calling Toll Free At 1-888-603-1402...Or By Email At [email protected].
The beetles were recently found in an area near the village of Unadilla, which lies on the border between Delaware and Otsego counties. The infestation was reported by a timber harvester working in a private woodlot, the first report of the insect from a commercial woodlot. Read more