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Lower Esopus Creek

The Lower Espous Creek runs from the Ashokan Reservoir, through the Farm Hub, to the Hudson River. Over time, the Esopus Creek channel has shifted, depositing sediment across the Hurley Flats. This process has resulted in an accumulation of deep, rich, sandy loam, that is ideal for cultivation. The Esopus is an asset for irrigation and nutrient accumulation, but also a challenge, because of frequent flooding. Our unique position along this waterway gives us an opportunity to explore management practices that respond to and even take advantage of flooding events.