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Symposium tackles science of Mohawk flooding

The Mohawk River as seen from Water's Edge in Glenville on Friday.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
The Mohawk River as seen from Water's Edge in Glenville on Friday.
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One hundred years ago Friday, blocks of ice the size of cattle jammed up in the Mohawk River, sending 23 feet of water into Schenectady. Gazette articles from the time recount wrecked bridges, hundreds of people forced from their homes and several deaths. No Schenectady flood since has equaled the water levels measured on March 28, 1914. Tropical Storm Irene missed the record by a full 7 feet. On the 100th anniversary, National Weather Service ...


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