NYC helps upstate towns prepare streams for more major floods as climate change worsens storms

Associated Press: The mountain-ringed hamlet of Phoenicia, snuggled at the confluence of two world-renowned trout streams, was about to dig out the delta of silt dumped by two previous floods when Hurricane Irene hit at the end of August. Tropical Storm Lee followed closely, turning Main Street into a roiling red river. "Fortunately, we were able to take a prepared plan off the shelf and work in a way that otherwise would have been impossible," said Danny Davis, a hydrologist with the New York City Department of......

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