Author Topic: I think it's all a huge cover up.  (Read 82 times)

Doug K

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Re: I think it's all a huge cover up.
« on: March 07, 2019, 10:59:07 am »

As always, a good perspective and something that has been a sore subject for many regarding this Earthen Embankment Integrity Program.. what are the "long term" affects of finally getting these Dams compliant to Federal standards and safer for our communities.

Maybe why some people can't see the issue here is because it's never related to them personally. Your video explains the Dam Hazard Zone well.. and also how Hazard Creep happens.. but many still may think: "That's the other guys problem, not mine". Sometimes it's just best to show what is being discussed in a picture...

Folks.. Here's Perinton Town Lines.. there are THREE sections of Earthen Embankment Dams marked in red. Everything west of those Dams is UNDER the Erie Canal waterline.

Here's a picture of the Flood Hazard Zone for Dam #1.. it's not exact, that depends on topography and buildings that might "steer" water. But ALL of this area appears to be 20'-50' feet below the Canal Trail and water level/.

Here's a picture of the Flood Zones for Dams 2 & 3, again it shows what is below water level for the most part... only separation of the two dams is formed where major roads cross over the Erie Canal on a berm or raised ramp. The Dam will have an abutment groin at all roads like this. Please take a look.

I'm not sure it's a cover-up.. but certainly an embarrassment to Town & Village officials who never questioned all that Erie Canal Water running 3-4 stories overhead of where all these nice neighborhoods were placed. No questions about possible National Flood Insurance requirements, no discussion about safety for the residents.

And now the NY Canal Corporations has to clear embankments for earthen dam safety and to insure the Erie Canal has a 21st century future.

It now appears that quite a bit more is being uncovered than unsafe embankments as a result of this NYCC Earthen Embankment Integrity Program.. and the full impact of this remediation effort is probably still unknown.
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