New York state will provide funding for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control study in a Sullivan County hamlet that will help advance resiliency projects.
State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says New York will provide up to $50,000 for the Flood Control Feasibility Study in Livingston Manor. He says the study will not only help protect the community, but improve the natural resources in the Catskills, which are critical to the economic vitality of the region. Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther helped secure the funding. Catskill Mountainkeeper Executive Director Ramsay Adams applauded the news, and commended the state’s response to climate change. The study is anticipated to be completed in 2018. The Army Corps then will begin the design and construction phase of the project.