DEC, county say culvert undersized

"Any further development in the Krumkill watershed should be put on a moratorium until DEC has an opportunity to study these questions," he said in a later interview.

Daniel Hershberg, project engineer for the proposed Blessings Corner project, said the development would feature a stormwater management system that will regulate the flow of runoff and clean it of sediment, and would actually be better for those downstream.

"The system we've proposed at the 572 Rusell Road PDD site, was actually going to clean the stormwater," he said. "Quality and quantity will both be controlled."

Hershberg also argued increasing the size of the culvert under Krumkill Road would simply transfer the erosion problem downstream.

"That will violate the current intent of DEC's own regulations, because it will increase the flow downstream," he said. "Somebody's got to study the downstream impacts."

Georgeson said the DEC does not have enough detailed information to comment on possible downstream impacts associated with resizing the culvert.


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