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Gilboa Dam upgrade moving quickly

Crews work near the top of the 182 foot-tall Gilboa Dam on Tuesday.
Crews work near the top of the 182 foot-tall Gilboa Dam on Tuesday.
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Reconstruction work at the Gilboa Dam in Schoharie County is two years ahead of schedule, despite two interruptions caused by hurricanes or tropical storms. Built to contain the 17.6 billion-gallon Schoharie Reservoir, one of 19 that supply drinking water to New York City, the 87-year-old concrete dam is undergoing a $400 million restoration. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, which oversees the city’s water supply system, provided local officials with an update on ...


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