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Flood walls in plan for Schoharie County offices

Mitigation costs may reach $5.5M

Debris from the interior is heaped outside the Schoharie County Office Building in downtown Schoharie.
Debris from the interior is heaped outside the Schoharie County Office Building in downtown Schoharie.
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Engineers are optimistic a flood protection system can shield the entire Schoharie County office complex above and beyond the height floodwaters reached during Tropical Storm Irene. Plans to rebuild the Main Street complex and add flood mitigation measures came to a halt last month when the county’s recovery coordinator, William Cherry, announced initial designs put movable floodwalls nearly 2 feet below the height of last summer’s floods. Using historical, 500-year flood levels, engineers from LaBella ...


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