Maltby Hollow Brook Stream Corridor Assessment Meeting

Maltby Hollow Brook Stream Corridor Assessment Meeting

Shaun McAdams of Barton & Loguidice will meet with the Flood Advisory Committee to present the results of the Maltby Hollow Stream Corridor Assessment on December 19th, 6 pm, at the Town Meeting Hall in Shokan.

The Town of Olive, in coordination with the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) conducted the stream corridor assessment of Maltby Hollow Brook beginning in early October.  Residents of Maltby Hollow Brook received a formal request from the Town in late September for permission to walk and document the condition of the stream where it crossed their property.  The study is now complete and ready to be presented to interested parties.

The assessment involved walking the stream channel from the headwaters down valley to the Bushkill and recording features such as streambank erosion, woody debris jams, sediment accumulation and other features presenting flood hazards to public safety and infrastructure.

This assessment is an integral part of the stream management planning and flood hazard mitigation effort for the Town of Olive and hamlet of West Shokan. The information gathered from the assessment will identify excessive sources of sediment leading to stream impairments and flood hazards downstream, and will help to prioritize hazardous sites for possible remediation.  Using grant funds from the AWSMP the Town of Olive contracted with Barton & Loguidice to perform the data collection and analysis.

All are welcome to attend the meeting.

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