Court Rules that the HRBRRD can Bill Downstream Counties for Flood Control – May 11, 2012

A state Supreme Court Appellate panel ruled on May 10, 2012 that the Hudson River Black River Regulating District (HRBRRD) was justified in billing the downstream counties of Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Albany and Rennselaer for flood control.  However, the Court ruled that in determining the total flood control bill the HRBRRD must first subtract the flood control benefit received by the State for it’s downstream property and infrastructure.  


A copy of the Court decision can be downloaded here.


Read more on this issue in the following articles:

Lake district scores big win in state court, Recorder 5-11-12

Local counties must pay large flood-control costs, PostStar 5-11-12

Court: Regulating district can bill counties for flood control, Daily Gazette 5-11-12