Erie Canal Neighbors Association

General Category => Earthen Embankment Integrity Program (EEIP) => Topic started by: Doug K on July 06, 2019, 03:40:44 pm

Title: Erie Canal Rehabilitation Pictures Embankment Dams 30-39
Post by: Doug K on July 06, 2019, 03:40:44 pm
Took a ride along some Embankment Dams from Brockport West. I've decided to document all of the 40 work zone dams that have been part of the initial Embankment Integrity project,.. the EERP Prototype.

For those of you worried about what this embankment work is doing to the "scenic beauty" of the Erie Canal... it's making it better

For those of you hearing that "All of the Trees along the Erie Canal are being cut & sold"... they are not, plenty of trees left as you will see.

For those of you who think this project is about anything other than Embankment Dam Safety... notice the work ONLY cleared the Dams

There is a Work Zone Guide on the last picture showing where these Dams are located... and why some pictures are not included here.




Now I'm not trying to convince you that this dam safety project hasn't resulted in the creation of "unforeseen negative consequences" but one thing is for sure... these new Embankment are safer and more scenic then before. Just take a look at this photo captured at the eastern end of Dam 39


Can you believe there is still a group in Rochester fighting against this Erie Canal Public Safety Program?
Title: Re: Erie Canal Rehabilitation Pictures Embankment Dams 30-39
Post by: Doug K on July 11, 2019, 11:23:12 am
Had a chance to get out to see a South Side Embankment in this set...Work Zone 31 Dam... off West Canal Road

This one is about 1/2 mile long


It stretches from West Canal Rd eastward to the Brockport Widewaters.


It's a whole different view if you look from above... Work Zone 31 Dam connects to another further east of the widewaters for a total length just over a mile long. On the exact opposite side is Work Zone 30 Embankment Dam that covers 1.25 miles in distance & 7.5 acres of land.

Two chances for a canal breach minimized with the Embankment Restoration work. But the entire widewater area is an unsafe dam that is too narrow for all that amount of water and is still NOT cleared. It will become part of the new Embankment Integrity Program.