SUNY Cobleskill has a long history of monitoring water quality in the Schoharie Valley in New York's northern Catskill region. Catastrophic damage to creeks throughout the region affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee was exacerbated by some anthropogenic fixes immediately following. As these waterways still threaten the life and livelihood of a good portion of the county, a $20+M federal project to restore these streams and creek is well underway. Our longitudinal studies continue to monitor water quality before and during this comprehensive restoration project. Our results show that some creeks have recovered naturally over the last three years, but others remain unstable and essentially unsustainable environmentally as seen by lack of biological diversity, low alkalinity and high turbidity. We plan to continue monitoring throughout 2015 as the restoration projects conclude.