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Schumer pushing for Congress to approve dam safety funding

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Emergency Action Plans play an important role at dams that dot waterways across New York state, such as spelling out what people are supposed to do if there’s a concern a dam could fail. But in the Capital Region, such plans are lacking for 148 high- or significant-hazard dams. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., is hopeful an upcoming vote in Congress will yield funding to assist states in having their dams evaluated and, if needed, ...


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