Hyde Park gets $20,000 state grant for flood control

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The town of Hyde Park has received a $20,000 state grant for two projects designed to increase flood resilience in neighborhoods repeatedly damaged by major flooding.

In the Roosevelt Road neighborhood, the town will use the funds for conceptual plans and cost estimates to determine the best flood mitigation measures. In Staatsburg, the grant will fund an engineering study for stormwater retention and/or redirection on the Dinsmore Golf Course.

The grants were part of 11 issued by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program, in partnership with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC). Together, the awards totaled more than $484,000 to fund projects that contribute to watershed resiliency in the face of climate change, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced in a DEC news release.

“These grants further Gov. [Andrew] Cuomo’s vision of building back smarter and better after recent devastating storms, while aggressively adapting to on-coming climate change,” Martens said. “These projects will enhance the environmental health of the Hudson estuary and help mitigate the impacts of flooding.”

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