By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014 - 3:39 pm
A mix of heavy rains in the forecast, late-spring snow still clinging to mountain slopes, and still-frozen ground could be a recipe for flash flooding in the Catskills region Saturday night through Monday, forecasters warn.  Heavy rain is expected to move... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014 - 4:23 pm
A year after it was begun, a New York State program to help homeowners pay for damage inflicted by Irene, Lee and Sandy is coming to a close. The NY Rising Housing Recovery Program, which funds repair, mortgage assistance, flood mitigation and buyouts of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 - 10:19 am
Above: A running spigot at Hubbell Bros. in the Delaware County town of Middletown gets the polar vortex treatment. Photo taken on Wednesday by Watershed Post reader Burr Hubbell, who writes, "The water's still running inside that icicle thingy. It's just... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 - 11:33 pm
Above: A screenshot of the forecast hydrograph for the West Branch of the Delaware River in Walton, taken at 11:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21.  The National Weather Service at Binghamton has issued a flood warning for the West Branch in Walton, effective... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 - 10:34 pm
The Northeast is currently bracing for a midweek storm that threatens to dump snow, ice, sleet and rain on Thanksgiving plans. To the south and west of New York State, snow and rainstorms that will fuel what the National Weather Service is calling a "... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 - 5:05 pm
A flowing Catskills stream, photographed by James McCracken in Hunter. A newly-revised midterm draft of a ten-year plan for the management of New York City's unfiltered watershed calls for almost $40 million in new funding to keep the Catskills' many... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 - 2:37 pm
Prattsville is the new Woodstock. Above: A scene from the first MudFest, held August 25-26, 2012. Photo from MudFest's Facebook page. We will pick up the pieces Shattered of memories on the groundWe don't know how to give upHell yes we're going to rebuild... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 - 9:43 am
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a flash flood warning for northern Delaware and southern Otsego counties, including the towns of Delhi and Oneonta. Torrential rainfall is expected anytime between now and 12:30pm, and the Oleout,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 - 8:01 am
A flash flood watch is in effect today for eastern New York and western New England, including Greene, Schoharie and Ulster counties. The flash flood watch, issued around 3am by the National Weather Service in Albany, is in effect until 6pm.  Local flood... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 18, 2013 - 11:04 pm
An employee of the Shandaken highway department has been charged with embezzling over $20,000 from the town, some of it allegedly from FEMA funds meant for Irene flood relief. On Wednesday, state police arrested 46-year-old Florence Sullivan of Chichester... Read more


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