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Green space is smarter option than developing Alco site

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The proposal to develop the waterfront area — the old Alco site between Erie and the Mohawk — involves property that lies entirely on the 100-year floodplain. The entire site was flooded and underwater during Irene flooding in 2011. If historical flooding can be our guide, the fact that it is on the 100-year floodplain means that there is a 1 percent probability of inundation every year. If, however, the frequency of flooding and extreme ...

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