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Scotia: After the mud and water, Jack's back in business

Jumpin’ Jack’s and Collins Park in Scotia are shown under water from Mohawk River flooding on Aug. 29, 2011.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Jumpin’ Jack’s and Collins Park in Scotia are shown under water from Mohawk River flooding on Aug. 29, 2011.
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The “Beach Closed” sign now at Collins Lake is perhaps the most visible sign of Tropical Storm Irene’s wrath on Scotia last August. The swelling Mohawk River stirred up sediment and silt in the lake. Despite numerous efforts by the village to get the particles to settle to the bottom, the lake remained too cloudy to meet state health requirements for swimming this year. However, much of the village is back to normal — a ...


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