Livingston Manor - Flood of 2010
|October 1, 2010 - Heavy rainfall during the evening of
September 30th and the early morning hours of October 1st, estimated by
some to total six inches of rain, drenched Livingston Manor and its
surroundings, quickly filling the previously water-starved local streams
and creeks with floodwaters. Considering the experiences from the recent
flooding events at the Manor, this episode would probably be considered
minor; unless, of course you are one of the residents still remaining in
the flood prone areas.
As usual, the Little Beaverkill backed-up and overflowed onto Pearl and Pleasant streets, winding its way down onto Main Street. With the Willowemoc running high, and this being a minor event, the floodwaters of the Little Beaverkill flowed back into the latter's channel behind the Fredenburgh building. The drains on Main Street also helped to dispense of the floodwater.
As also is usually the case, the water flowed out of the Willowemoc's channel onto Mott's Flat, though not as severely as it has had in the past. Flood water also inundated the road of Old 17 below Deckertown as well as near the Krupp residence.
Standing behind the Will
Brothers' hardware store, the floodwaters that inundated Pearl Street can
be seen draining back into the channel of the Little Beaverkill, between
Shaver's Mayflower and the Fredenburgh buildings.