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Winter worries

Group wants Gilboa Dam siphons back in place

The Gilboa Dam, June 2012
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
The Gilboa Dam, June 2012
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A local citizens group monitoring reconstruction at the Gilboa Dam is urging New York City to get siphons back up and running before winter arrives. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, which maintains the dam that holds back the Schoharie Reservoir for city drinking water, removed four siphons this summer. The siphons were installed during emergency work commissioned when engineers determined the dam didn’t meet current design standards. The large steel tubes decreased ...


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BWayman
October 26, 2012
9:12 a.m.

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With the Storm Sandy, poeple in the Schoharie valley need to take measures to move things to the second floor if possible.When leaving for higher ground make sure you take medication and pet food with you. Two things people forget to take. With the gilboa dam full and the siphons not working, be prepared for the worst. I moved out of the valley in 1990 because of the flooding.

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