Author Topic: NY State DEC map shows MANY high hazard dams along the Erie Canal  (Read 51 times)

Doug K

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The message has ALWAYS been about SAFETY when it comes to the NYS Canal Corporation and their work on the raised earthen embankments they own. That message is now amplified by new Owners, the New York Power Authority, who has the task to clean up the canal mess and make NY State SAFE again.

The ECNA has been following this work since it started and have tried to direct people to the information that was needed to help Erie Canal Neighbors. And we have seen a HUGE change with the Erie Canal, it's Unsafe Dams and those who would try to stop the ongoing work to repair a public safety nightmare for NYPA.

It doesn't get any plainer than this... if you want trees on Earthen Embankment Dams then you also have to be OK with paying for FLOOD INSURANCE that was never required before!!! It's up to each of you as neighbors, and community members to decide if fighting safety is worth the cost to your pocketbook.

Is this easy enough for all of the NEIGHBORS along the Erie Canal to understand?

Here's the current FEMA Flood Map for Brockport NY 14420 from 2008

And here's the NEW FEMA Flood Hazard Map that the NYS Canal Corporation has created for their Earthen Embankment Integrity Program (EEIP) in 2018

And here is the same information for zipcode 14450, which is Perinton & Fairport on the Eastside, where the fight against Canal Safety is raging still.

FEMA Flood Hazard Zones for 14450 - 2008

FEMA Flood Hazard Zones for 14450 - 2018

And for those who don't understand why all this is important.. here's the Flood Insurance Zone Requirements

Here's some helpful links:

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