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Damaged Marcy dam will be removed

DEC deems repair cost ‘prohibitive’

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing to incrementally remove Marcy Dam over five years.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing to incrementally remove Marcy Dam over five years.
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Marcy Dam, an iconic spot for many Adirondack High Peaks hikers, will be removed because of damage done by Tropical Storm Irene, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has decided. The small dam on Marcy Brook is familiar to thousands of hikers who pass it on their way to Mt. Marcy, Mt. Colden and other popular climbs. There are popular campsites nearby. The dam, a wooden structure located between concrete abutments, sustained significant damage during ...


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