dam safety

New York News
1:23 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

High Priority: NY Dam Safety

NYC DEP workers outside the Gilboa Dam on March 2, 2013
Credit Dave Lucas / WAMC

A pair of high-ranking officials are taking steps to ensure safety of New York's Dams -  Since twin storms Irene and Lee hit in 2011, there's been increased awareness and concern about the safety of New York's 2-thousand-odd dams ... there are about 400 Class C "high-hazard" dams - the state Office of Emergency management says 26 of them are in Orange County, 14 in Sullivan and 9 in Ulster. This class of dam would cause serious damage and would threaten people's lives upon failure.

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Hudson Valley News
9:53 am
Wed April 3, 2013

NY Congressman To Introduce Dam Safety Act

Credit Doug Kerr, flickr

A New York Congressman from the Hudson Valley will talk today about dam safety.

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