Rondout Creek Management Plan

The Rondout Creek Management Plan was designed as a comprehensive review of stream characteristics, data, maps and presents recommended management strategies. The management strategies consist of measures that can be taken individually and collectively to reduce the flood risks associated with living in the Rondout valley, improve the ecology of the stream and floodplain, while protecting the stream’s many resource values. Ultimately, the plan is meant to assist watershed municipalities and residents in planning for a sustainable future for their property, infrastructure, water and biological resources. Ensuring the health of the watershed’s environmental resources will also help to secure a future of prosperous economic growth and a good quality of life for watershed residents.

Upper Rondout Creek Stream Management Plan Summary (4.3 MB)


Section 1

Cover Page

1.0  Sugarloaf Brook Poem

1.1  Introduction

1.2  Guide

Section 2

2.1 Local History

2.2 Regional Setting

2.3 Hydrology and Flood History

2.4 Watershed Geology

2.5 Wetlands & Floodplains

2.6 Riparian Vegetation

2.7 Landuse/Landcover

2.8  Stakeholders

2.9  Fisheries & Wildlife

2.10 Recreational Opportunities

2.11 Agency Contacts and Program Resources

2.12 Permit Requirements

Section 3

3.1 Water Quality Assessment                                                   Photo Source: www.dvbphotography.com

3.2 Introduction to Stream Processes            

3.3 Watershed Inventory & Assessment                                      


Section 4                                                                              


Management Unit 1

     Management Unit 1 Maps

Management Unit 2

     Management Unit 2 Maps

Management Unit 3

     Management Unit 3 Maps

Management Unit 4

     Management Unit 4 Maps

Management Unit 5

     Management Unit 5 Maps

Management Unit 6

     Management Unit 6 Maps

Management Unit 7

     Management Unit 7 Maps

Management Unit 8

     Management Unit 8 Maps

Management Unit 9

     Management Unit 9 Maps

Management Unit 10

     Management Unit 10 Maps

Management Unit 11 through 16

Management Unit 17

     Management Unit 17 Maps

Management Unit 18

     Management Unit 18 Maps


Section 5 - Demonstration Projects

Summary of MU Recommendations

Summary of MU Recommendations Table

Infrastructure Recommendations

Rondout Creek Demo Project


Section 6

Top 10 Recommendations

General Recommendations

Section 7

Plan Implementation

Section 8



Appendix:  Rondout/Neversink Action Plan, 2010-2012

Program Contact

Karen Rauter

Stream Program Coordinator

Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District

PO Box 256,

Grahamsville, NY 12470

Phone: (845) 985-2581

Email:  krauter@rondoutneversink.org

For more information, e-mail info@catskillstreams.org

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