Recognizing that recovery in the aftermath of a statewide flood disaster requires extensive in-stream work, the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Rivers Program will assist landowners, municipalities, and other agencies as they conduct repair work. DEC staff will ensure that rebuilding occurs in the best possible way in order to minimize loss from the next flood event.
ANR Resumes State Stream Alteration Permit Program - Effective immediately, the Agency will no longer be using these expedited stream alteration procedures and all non-exempt stream alterations in perennial streams will require a State permit. This permit is provided below.
ANR Culvert Placement for Meeting Aquatic Organism Passage guidance - ANR released specific guidance with regard to the placement of culverts for optimal aquatic organism passage in late September, 2011.
River Engineer District Map - Includes contact information for each River Engineer. Engineers must be notified and give at least verbal confirmation that you may proceed with any post-Irene stream alterations.