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New York State Awards Grants for Water Resiliency Projects

By Carolina Worrell
This article first appeared on ENR New York.
September 16, 2013
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Irene's Blow: The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Tugboat Mathilda, also part of the museum, suffered severe flooding from 2011's Hurricane Irene.
Photo Courtesy of Hudson River Estuary Program
Irene's Blow: The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Tugboat Mathilda, also part of the museum, suffered severe flooding from 2011's Hurricane Irene.
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* Hamptonburgh, N.Y., will get $50,000 to evaluate options for removal or modification of Brown’s Pond Dam;

* SUNY Research Foundation, Albany, N.Y., will receive $47,765 to develop information supporting the assessment of stream resilience throughout the lower Hudson River watershed;

* eDesign Dynamics, New York, an environmental engineering and planning firm specializing in low-impact development, water resources, and habitat restoration, will receive $47,298 to determine the feasibility of green methods to improve combined sewer overflows in Newburgh, N.Y.;

* Riverkeeper will get $46,462 for water quality monitoring on the Hudson River Estuary and six tributaries;

* Orange County Water Authority will receive $29,733 to create a watershed management supplement to the Orange County Design Guide along with the Orange County Dept. of Planning and Regional Plan Association;

* Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., will receive $20,000 to conduct water quality and quantity monitoring in the Kromma Kill watershed;

* Hyde Park, N.Y., will get $20,000 to design two projects to increase flood resilience in neighborhoods that are repeatedly damaged by major flooding;

* SUNY New Paltz will receive $20,000 for continued water quality monitoring in the Saw Mill Creek watershed; and

* River Haggie Outdoors, Hudson, N.Y., will get $8,000 to increase public involvement and improve understanding of watershed protection methods through education and outreach.

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