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Doug K

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Look what the NY Canal Corporation found in Brockport
« on: April 03, 2019, 11:35:34 am »
It's called a Dam, Earthen Embankment Dam to be specific. It was uncovered right there next to the Erie Canal, can you imagine?

This is what the "Dam in our Backyard" used to look like:



Abracadabra, Alikazam let's uncover a brand new Dam







You know what they say...If it looks like a Dam, smells like a Dam, and holds back 16 million gallons of water like a Dam... then it must be a Dam...

What do you see?


If you still aren't convinced lets take the "long view"... here's the before:



You can hardly see our house through the woody vegetation in the fall... it was that thick. Off in the distance is the cutter that took these trees down in early winter 2017. Its just a little past our east property line.

Pretty thick huh? Well today this is what the Dam in our backyard looks like... its simply amazing that this dam was hidden for so long.

Ready to see it?








One more day of dirt-grade-tamp and then the entire embankment dam will be rolled with a very big, very heavy roller. Then the Engineers will come back and test soil compression and moisture content. If it passes then the team will move to Zone 38 another mile eastward as this Embankment Program makes it's way to Waterford and the Hudson River

Our next steps here, we have been told, is settling time as the last 2 zones are done. Then it's topsoil followed by straw cannon and hydroseeding and hopefully Spring rains to turn it green...nice Emerald green.
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And here's the VIEW FROM THE TOP as some would say... maybe this is why the people who walk the Erie Canal Trail can't seem to understand what they are actually walking on... it's a DAM... see?

The Erie Canal - Then.


The Erie Canal - Now