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Erie Canal Embankment Remediation - The Finished Product
« on: April 03, 2021, 11:08:04 am »
An early April Update for the Earthen Embankment Restoration Project (EERP) as the Phase 3 work is starting to take shape just east of Brockport Village. Here's what the final product should look like for those neighbors most affected by the Embankment Dam maintenance & repair that took place. And of course, it's always nice to start with a BEFORE picture... because some people still can't seem to understand what has taken place here along the Erie Canal.

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It's amazing isn't it?

The tree you see on the right side of the lower picture was left for reference, because of it's unique dual tree trunk. As you can see the earthen dam now has the proper covering of grass, and a noce privacy barrier to mitigate the affect of the Empire Trail traffic on neighboring properties. Most neighbors along this stretch of Canal, have lost all privacy over the past 3 years, due to this EERP dam maintenance work, this privacy screening is a welcome relief.

Of course there are always those "critics" in our community, who will NOT accept or understand that this is what a properly repaired earthen dam looks like. To them, it's still about the "trees", and in many cases those critics are the folks who walk along the TOP of the Embankment Dam, not the Canal Neighbors living below.

What you see in that COMPARISON image at the bottom, is a safer, more sustainable, and NYS Safety Compliant Earthen Erie Canal Dam, with it's INTEGRITY restored, and it's neighbors are safer.

It is also an Embankment Dam that was outfitted with a few new bushes & trees, to mitigate privacy issues, something promised to the Erie Canal Neighbors living along it, and delivered by the NYS Canal Corporation.

Promises Made... Promises Kept...