Author Topic: Not all neighbors are treated alike on the Erie Canal  (Read 67 times)

Doug K

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Re: Not all neighbors are treated alike on the Erie Canal
« on: October 04, 2019, 01:12:16 pm »
Hello Neighbor,

If you are on the Western Section of the main Erie Canal channel, and don't have grass covered embankments in place right now, I have some advice for homeowners & residents.

If you own the embankment that needs to be cleared: Do your homework on earthen dam safety and also what you as an owner, are liable for.

If you are a homeowner who lives adjacent to a raised Earthen Embankment owned by the NYS Canal Corporation: Let these people fix this safety issue, do not stand in the way, do not think that unsafe dams are OK to have anywhere. Work with them on those other issues AFTER the fix the unsafe embankments.

If you are one of the thousands that live below these aging, unsafe embankments that were built 100 years ago, you live in a Flood Hazard Inundation Zone. Learn where the high ground is nearest you in the event the Erie Canal has a breach.

Thank you for getting involved, and good luck