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Doug K

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Earthen Embankment Repair Status - Rt 260 Sweden Walker Rd
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:50:36 am »
Took the opportunity to snap this photo of a very large Embankment Repair being made a few miles east of Brockport. What made this one unique is the vantage point to photograph the work. If you take a look you will see the repair crew placing material in the newly excavated stump holes, and to the right the area that is some 30' below the Erie Canal Trail.



If this doesn't resolve the question of what this project is all about, fixing Earthen Embankment Dams, then I guess nothing will.

And for those who think this is NOT a Safety Project at it's core, I have also included a Google Earth view of that same area showing the Flood Hazard Zone that lies to the North of the repairs being made at this location. There are several residences, a trailer park, and a number of businesses that most likely are unaware they are living below an Unsafe Dam. The area shown is the area that would be "lost" if a Dam breach occurred at this location. I did not include the hundreds of homes that are situated North of Rt 104 Ridge Rd that would be lost in the event of an Embankment Failure.




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Here's a link to the ECNA post showing the AFTER pictures of the Rt 260, Sweden Walker Road Embankment Repair

https://ecna.createaforum.com/the-stop-the-clearcut-argument/western-areas-get-the-cc-makeover/?message=198

As you can see from the size of this repaired area, the idea that the Erie Canal Embankments "aren't broken" is simply foolish..they WERE in this area and NOW they are once again RESTORED to the condition that is deemed SAFE.

Shouldn't be that difficult to grasp this concept... but does REQUIRE and "open mind"