Rockland completes $1M flood prevention project

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WEST HAVERSTRAW -

A $1 million project to prevent flooding at a creek in Rockland County has been completed.

Rocks and cement walls now align the Minisceongo Creek in West Haverstraw and help prevent the creek from overflowing.

They also prevent the land around it from collapsing,  which officials say was a problem during Hurricane Irene. "The big thing was the developments off of Route 202. We were worried the embankments would start eroding and afraid some of the houses would be lost," says West Haverstraw Mayor Robert D'Amelio.

D'Amelio says the area is now stabilized and that cleaning up the creek is next on the agenda.

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