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Pelham Manor reps talk with Army Corps of Engineers, DEC about Hutch River flooding, plan more talks

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by the Village of Pelham Manor. The Pelham Examiner publishes press releases in the form received as a service to the community

Village of Pelham Manor (Village) representatives met in the field with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and New York State Department of Environmental Conversation (DEC) to discuss the Hutchinson River, also referred to as Eastchester Creek. As previously mentioned, DEC is conducting a Flood Recovery and Resiliency study of the Hutchinson River watershed through their Resilient NY program. While the full extent of the study is still being determined, we are hopeful this field visit demonstrated the challenges our community faces from the waterbody.

While USACE has had a long standing navigation project within the southern portion of the waters, the Navigation section of the USACE does not focus on riverine flooding. They did attend to provide insight to the conversation. The USACE grasped our situation and recognized that their assistance could be a match for our community. The USACE Civil Works section representatives that were present are receptive to a continued conversation with the Village.

Stormwater mitigation is a year-long effort. We are committed to delivering high-quality services to our residents, now and in the future.  Prudent coordination is essential for effective stormwater management.


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