Stony Clove Creek project com­pleted

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

HUNTER >> The Ashokan Wa­ter­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram com­pleted a project to sta­bi­lize 1.5 acres of slump­ing hill­s­lope bor­der­ing the Stony Clove Creek along state Route 214 and Wright Road.

The project cost $1,237,162 to com­plete. The New York City Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion pro­vided the town of Hunter with a 25 per­cent lo­cal cost-share to match fed­eral dol­lars from the Nat­u­ral Re­source Con­ser­va­tion Ser­vice’s Emer­gency Wa­ter­shed Pro­tec­tion Pro­gram.

The fed­eral fund­ing cov­ered the re­main­ing 75 per­cent of the cost.

Project Man­ager Adam Doan of the Ul­ster County Soil & Wa­ter Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict said there was a “sur­pris­ing amount of ground­wa­ter mov­ing through the hill­s­lope.

The stabilization was started af­ter project man­agers saw the soggy slope mov­ing over time to­ward the stream chan­nel.

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