dam safety


     Work has begun to secure a dam in western Massachusetts that was flagged almost a decade ago as a threat to public safety and property.

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.

NY Congressman To Introduce Dam Safety Act

Apr 3, 2013
Doug Kerr, flickr

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