Life on the floodplain, Catskills style

This NY Times feature takes a nice in-depth look at life in a hamlet of 400 people in the Catskills region of New York State – the region from which New York City gets nearly all of its drinking water. I remember, with a nod to irony, the call of property owners in the Luzerne County, Pa., hamlet of St. Johns to dredge (and deepen) the channel of Nescopeck Creek, the Susquehanna River tributary that flows through St. Johns. Of course, many of those same humans own and live in houses that sit on the floodplain. Surprise? Hardly.

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