State to provide $50,000 for study of Livingston Manor flooding


ALBANY – State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that the state will provide up to $50,000 for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study in the Sullivan County hamlet of Livingston Manor. Funds will be used to undertake the Livingston Manor Flood Control Feasibility Study.
The funding was secured with assistance from Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther.
“The people who live in Livingston Manor have worked so hard to rebuild and repair flood damage time and time again,” Gunther said. “This study will help find a solution that works for everyone.”
“As climate change fuels more intense and frequent storms that threaten communities and infrastructure across the state, DEC experts are on the frontlines everyday assisting local governments in planning for and advancing important flood resiliency projects,” said Seggos. The Livingston Manor Flood Control Feasibility Study will not only protect this community, it will also improve the natural resources in the Catskills, which are critical to the economic vitality of the region.”