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Posted by: Doug K
« on: November 22, 2022, 08:44:07 pm »

That is the question on many Erie Canal Neighbor's minds, and the short answer is VERY SOON.

The ECNA has it from a very "good source" that the new Canal Integrity work will be starting soon. The Earthen Embankment Integrity Program (EEIP) paperwork for SEQR Environmental Impact is due to be released anyday on the NYS DEC Website. That release will "green light" the start of more canal embankment maintenance, earthen dam maintenance that is now 75 years overdue.

So who is our "good source" you ask? Why it's the Canal Corporation Job Board... they just posted the Job for Earthen Embankment Assistant Engineer. Pays quite well at $60 - 90K

And here's a PARTIAL list of job responsibilities, we have highlighted two words here:

It's not that hard to put two and two together here, NYPA is going forward with the Earthen Embankment SAFETY program that is fixing their longstanding Earthen Embankment INTEGRITY issues.

They wouldn't be wasting time and money hiring full time Engineering support if they didn't have a plan to START working on embankments very soon.