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Irene: Bugs tell us creek is back

Schoharie’s water teems with life

John McKeeby, director of the Schoharie River Center in Burtonsville, looks over plantings and new growth along the Schoharie Creek since last summer's devastating flooding.
John McKeeby, director of the Schoharie River Center in Burtonsville, looks over plantings and new growth along the Schoharie Creek since last summer's devastating flooding.
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On a recent summer morning, a deer cut across the Schoharie Creek, stepping across the rock-strewn stream bed to the opposite bank. A great blue heron soared overhead, while a flock of Canada geese floated on the surface of a glassy pool. Since last year’s flood, life has returned to the waters of the Schoharie Creek. People are catching walleye and smallmouth bass, and turtles have been spotted sunning themselves. Less apparent to the naked ...


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