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Flood wary Fort Plain seeks early warning system

Crouched above rising creek waters, CP Ward Contractor Chris Caldwell uses a torch to cut up the last half of the old Otsquago Creek rail bridge in Fort Plain following flooding in the village.
Crouched above rising creek waters, CP Ward Contractor Chris Caldwell uses a torch to cut up the last half of the old Otsquago Creek rail bridge in Fort Plain following flooding in the village.
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Sitting alongside the Mohawk River and the Otsquago Creek, the village of Fort Plain has been a target for flooding since long before the Revolutionary War, and the wilderness outpost for which the village was named. But through those centuries, there was only a short period in which the levels of the Otsquago Creek have been monitored, and that ended in 1989. Not trusting the pace of state and federal governments to remedy this, the ...


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