Encompassing the Watersheds of the Kinderhook and Claverack Creeks in the Lower Hudson Valley, New York
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has provided funding through the Hudson River Estuary Program to Hudson Basin River Watch to raise awareness about water resources. This project has also been funded by the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) to follow their work plan for the Hudson River Estuary Program to communicate to the public on issues in the area of estuary management.
Please explore our website to learn more about the Stockport Creek Watershed and how you can help protect our water resources.
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The Greater Stockport Creek Watershed Alliance wishes to acknowledge the Columbia-Greene Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Farmscape Ecology Program, Columbia County Sportsmen's Federation, Columbia-Greene Sportsman's Association, Inc., Don Meltz Planning and GIS, and the U.S. Geological Survey for providing funding and/or in-kind services for the Alliance. In these difficult economic times, the opportunity to acquire funding for conservation projects becomes more and more rare. Thank you for your support.
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About the Watershed
Stockport Creek Watershed drains 517 square miles of the mid-Hudson Valley in parts of Columbia and Rensselaer Counties in Eastern New York, and Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. The watershed drains the western flank of the Taconic Mountains, along the New York-Massachusetts border, and the southern edge of the Rensselaer Plateau, in Rensselaer County, to the Hudson River at Stockport, NY. The watershed is primarily forested (71%) and agricultural (21%) land with most of the agriculture focused in the lowland areas adjacent to the principal rivers in the watershed, Kinderhook and Claverack Creeks.
Stockport Creek is formed by the confluence of the Kinderhook and Claverack in the town of Stockport, Columbia County; Kinderhook Creek drains the northern 63% of the Stockport Creek Watershed, and Claverack Creek drains the remaining 37% in the southern part of the watershed.
Stockport Creek Watershed is the second largest tributary watershed to the tidal Hudson River. Water in all or part of twenty-six municipalities are captured by the Stockport Creek Watershed. Fifty-six percent of Columbia County, 20% of Rensselaer County, and 2% of Berkshire County drain to tide water at the mouth of Stockport Creek.
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