Flood mitigation project to begin July 1st in Oneida County

By WKTV News

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced the first projects aimed at mitigating the devastating effects of the flood of 2013.

The first project will get under way in July on the Oriskany Creek.

The county, thanks to a surplus, was able to allocate $500,000 toward funding municipal projects.

The Board of Legislators passed the legislation, which will be administered through the Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Kevin Lewis, executive director of the Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation District said the work will begin at Oriskany Creek, which has experienced flooding for many years.

That project will stabilize the section of the creek at the St. Mary's Brook Detention Pond. A series of detention ponds are expected to alleviate flooding in the Village of Clinton.

The goal of the program is to assist municipalities with projects that will prevent future flooding.

Other projects include the New Hartford Culvert Trash Racks and Stream Alignment, the Grange Hill Road Drainage, repairs to the Park Road Ditch, and the Westmoreland Shed Road Culvert.


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