“How to evaluate and problem-solve your stream-road trouble spots using USGS StreamStats and other tools”
Extreme weather may drastically change a stream. Intervention to protect infrastructure is needed, but what size channel was it? How do you find out?
Training for municipal, highway or agency staff and contractors who work with streams:
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (Lunch included)
Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties Agroforestry Resource Center and Bowery Creek Training Facility (6055 State Route 23, Acra, NY 12405)
Improve your decision making ability with this hands-on training in the use of USGS StreamStats, an online watershed assessment tool that can be used to find the expected dimensions of a stream at any given place. Learn to access the online site, determine the drainage area upstream, and use the information to compare the expected versus existing conditions. This program features a field session where participants will practice taking measurements in the stream and learn ways to problem solve the issues identified. This workshop is a version of the NYS Post Flood Stream Intervention assessment protocols intended for highway or agency personnel and contractors working in streams.
The training is FREE and will provide guided hands-on experience in both the classroom and field sessions (RAIN OR SHINE). Computers and materials will be supplied.
Lunch is included! Space is limited!