US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

Upper Delaware River Watershed – Livingston Manor, NY

Published Nov. 27, 2012
Severe flooding occurred in downtown Rockland, NY in  2006.

Severe flooding occurred in downtown Rockland, NY in 2006.

A proposed location for one of the stream restoration efforts for Livingston Manor.

A proposed location for one of the stream restoration efforts for Livingston Manor.

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: NY-19

APPROPRIATION / PHASE: General Investigations / Feasibility

BUSINESS PROGRAM: Flood Damage Reduction & Ecosystem Restoration

AUTHORITY: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Resolution No. 2495, Upper Delaware River Watershed, NY adopted May 9, 1996.

LOCATION:  The study area is located in Sullivan County, New York.  It encompasses the Willowemoc Creek watershed (upstream of Covered Bridge Road); including the Little Beaver Kill Creek and Cattail Brook.

DESCRIPTION: The recurring flooding problems in the Livingston Manor area have been documented since the late 1800’s with significant events recorded in June 1969, June 1973, January 1996, November 1996, September 2004, April 2005, June 2006, and September 2012.  Typical damages include inundation of residential and commercial structures, as well as erosion of roads, retaining walls, and bridge abutments. In addition, some of the storms have resulted in the loss of local bridges. 

A cost-sharing agreement was executed with the non-federal sponsor on March 1, 2018 to complete the feasibility study under the Continuing Authorities Program. This study was converted from the larger more comprehensive General Investigations Program to the smaller scale Continuing Authorities Program for completion of the feasibility study and design and implementation.

NON-FEDERAL SPONSOR: NYSDEC

PROJECT MANAGER: Dan Caprioli