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New power supply should help keep North Blenheim dam safe in future floods

The dam gates on the lower reservoir at the New York Power Authority's Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
The dam gates on the lower reservoir at the New York Power Authority's Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project.
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Efforts to open up spillway gates to protect a Schoharie County dam should be less complicated in the future once the New York Power Authority completes a project to add a redundant power supply to its hydroelectric facility on the Schoharie Creek. Despite a power outage and the failure of a backup generator, NYPA staff were ultimately able to get all three Tainter-style gates opened up at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project during Tropical Storm ...


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ChuckD
December 9, 2013
12:31 a.m.

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And it took a predictable natural calamity to figure that out.
Our heroes.

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