Bulldozers involved in stream restoration, from 'DEC Guidelines for Post-Flood Stream Construction' online at http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/administration_pdf/postfloodguid.pdf

Photo from 'DEC Guidelines for Post-Flood Stream Construction'

Stream Reconstruction

Below are some resources from New York State DEC on stream management after flooding. The New York State DEC is a great resource for all of your environmental management needs.

Guidelines for Post-Flood Stream Construction from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation gives information on what to do and not do after a major storm. 

Post-Flood Emergency Stream Intervention Training Manual provides an introduction to streams, flood response, and references to know the right approach for emergency response conditions. 

Appendices contain forms to fill and more information to accompany the Post-Flood Emergency Stream Intervention Training Manual. 

Woody Debris Removal from Rivers and Streams (New York State DEC) discusses when debris should be removed from a stream, provides general guidelines for removal, and explains when a permit is necessary.

Stream Buffer Planting Guide offers information on specific plants that do well along a stream or lake shore.  This is followed by information on planning and site preparation. This visually rich planting guide can help you to visualize how and what to plant to establish healthy stream buffer areas. 

Content for this page was written or compiled by CCE of Schuyler & Tompkins Counties.  Please feel free to visit their independent websites for more information on this topic.  You can find them at cceschuyler.org and ccetompkins.org.

Last updated January 17, 2023