The Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency Project includes a collaboration with the Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation Districts to deliver Post Flood Stream Intervention targeted for audiences, including local contractors, municipal officials, county legislators, and highway personnel. Often, after flooding and heavy precipitation events, roadways, bridges, and culverts suffer substantial damages and must be repaired quickly in order to provide access to necessary infrastructure. Sometimes, these emergency repairs leave streams in conditions where, if left unmanaged, they can contribute to future damages after flood events.
Through these trainings, attendees can learn scientific and environmentally sound ways to proactively plan and mitigate alongside streams to prevent future damages caused by flooding. Some of the stream management issues that are addressed include clearing log jams and debris from bridges and culverts; clearing gravel deposits; and reconstructing the stream channel to combat streambank erosion and deposition.
For more information about post-flood stream practices, see the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Post-Flood Stream Reconstruction guidelines and practices.
Download the complete Post-Flood Stream Intervention Training Manual.