McKim & Creed performed a hydrographic multibeam survey of the federal navigation channel of Esopus Creek. The approximately 60-mile creek flows from the Catskills to the Hudson River. It is a navigable water of the U.S., regulated under the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.
For this hydrographic multibeam survey assignment, McKim & Creed surveyed a section of the creek that is one mile in length and 500 feet in width.
The creek is named for the Esopus tribe of the Lenape. This Native American community was living along the creek when the Dutch settled in the Hudson Valley in the early 1600s.
The Esopus provides a vital water supply for communities within the Ashokan Watershed. Through the centuries it has provided water for a variety of industries, from paper manufacturing to tanning facilities to lumber mills. Today it attracts the attention of environmentalists and water sports enthusiasts.
(Source: Hudson Valley Magazine)