By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 23, 2011 - 10:55 am
Above: Video of flooding in Sidney Center on Friday, by YouTube user kiki71669. The Delaware County Department of Emergency Services announced recently that people affected by this weekend's flooding in Sidney Center might be eligible for help from the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, May. 22, 2011 - 10:37 am
According to a 9:30am email from Delaware County Emergency Services chief Richard Bell, the state of emergency in Sidney has been lifted: The state of Emergency in the Town of Sidney (Hamlet of Sidney Center) has been lifted. Some roads still may have... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, May. 21, 2011 - 10:55 am
Around 8pm last night, Delaware County Emergency Services announced that flash flooding had led to road closings and evacuations in Sidney Center: Delaware County has experienced heavy rainfall that has resulted in flash flooding throughout the county. A... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, May. 20, 2011 - 8:42 am
Despite the week of soggy weather and last night's impressive thunderstorms, there's only a bit of flooding around the Catskills region today, mainly in Ulster County. A U.S. Geological Survey's hydrograph, posted below, shows that the Esopus Creek is... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, May. 17, 2011 - 10:21 am
As of 8 A.M., and continuing through tomorrow evening, a flood watch is in effect over eastern New York and western New England. A warning message from NY-Alert says that locally, Ulster, Greene and Schoharie counties should watch out for heavy rainfall... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2011 - 4:43 pm
This just in: The state Department of Environmental Conservation has granted the town of Shandaken a permit to dredge the Stony Clove Creek to alleviate flooding in Phoenicia. The Times Herald-Record reports: The state Department of Environmental... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2011 - 8:36 am
On Saturday, the Watershed Post attended the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program's annual Ashokan Watershed Conference. The subject this year was a timely one: "Flood Resilience for Towns, Businesses and Landowners." We'll be posting about what we... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Apr. 4, 2011 - 8:51 am
According to a public notice posted on the Schoharie County website, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is planning a grand flood-mitigation project in the town of Blenheim, where the Schoharie Creek runs fast and wide right alongside Route 30.... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Mar. 27, 2011 - 9:02 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. For some context on this week's cartoon, click here and here. Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Mar. 21, 2011 - 4:39 pm
Photo: Some of the heavy-duty equipment deployed in the perpetual fight to keep Laura Zakotiria-Smith's Wawarsing neighborhood above water. From a photo album on Zakotiria-Smith's Facebook wall. This just in: New York State lawmakers have agreed to use a... Read more


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