The Rockland County Drainage Agency wants to know about any blockages in the 14 county regulated streams which cover about 80 miles. The agency averages between 70 and 100 obstruction removals each year. Removing tree branches, debris and other materials helps reduce the possiblity of flooding.
The agency will be inspecting streams soon and wants information to collect information ahead of time about any obstructions in the county regulated streams on homeowners' property.
These are the county regulated streams:
- Hackensack River
- Muddy Creek
- Nauraushaun Brook
- Pascack Brook
- Sparkill Creek
- Minisceongo Creek
- Cedar Pond Brook
- Mahwah River
- Demarest Kill
- West Branch of Hackensack River
- Ramapo River
- Saddle River
- Nakoma Brook
- Willow Tree Brook
“Obstruction removals by our agency significantly help to reduce potential
flooding to Rockland County residents and infrastructure,” said Vincent Altieri, executive director of the agency. “The Rockland County Drainage Agency is presently preparing for their semi-annual inspections of 14 County regulated streams. Approximately eighty miles of streams will be inspected for obstructions, erosion conditions and unauthorized construction activity.”
Residents can contact the Drainage Agency at (845) 638-5081, which will include the obstructions in the Drainage Agency Report and may be scheduled for removal.