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Schuyler will repair Montour creek erosion

    MONTOUR FALLS—The Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District will install 150 feet of riprap along a tributary in Montour Falls to prevent stream erosion, and will partially divert the creek to do so.
    The creek feeds into Catharine Creek. District Technician Lloyd Wetherbee explained the project will be done over a few days this August. He said the work needs to be done because sections of riverbank are being eroded away from a nearby property and washed downstream to Havana Glen Park. To do the work, he said the SWCD will dig a channel through a bar, or section of the creek where the sediment is higher than the water level, across from where the riprap will be installed. He said the creek will temporarily be diverted through that channel until the work is done.
    To do the work, Schuyler County had to apply for a stream disturbance permit. According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the project will not have a significant impact on the environment. Wetherbee said the SWCD has done several projects like this over the years, with the funding coming from the county.
    Meanwhile, the DEC is accepting comments on the project by Aug. 4 and before it happens. Residents may send comments to Peggy Norry, NYSDEC, 6274 E. Avon-Lima Road, Avon, N.Y. 14414.

 

 

 





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