Author Topic: The rantings of a crazy woman!  (Read 413 times)

Michael Caswell

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Ms Agte continues!

Elizabeth R. Agte
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In my personal opinion, the clear cut was simply their idea of expediency. NYPA was in such a hurry to just get the job done, that they concocted the clear cutting plan, minus an environmental review, because they thought they were above the law, IMHO, put the contract out to bidders with such a small window that only two companies applied. They immediately disqualified one...leaving Mohawk as the top and only bidder...who wanted... BTW... the trees.


THIS in pure conjecture! Most of the trees on the embankments are  Cottonwoods. No fuel value, and very little commercial value generally. The few hardwoods here would never be worth harvesting, because of the slopes and the brush infesting the dams.


I still believe they only wanted to do as they said from the beginning, get the god damn maintenance done and treat the historic Erie Canal as a dam, because, dams they know.... and as they repeated over and over, dams donít have trees. We have continued to remind them that our Erie Canal is not a dam.


Ms Agte (et al) have NO expertise in this area. All dam engineers, and experts (some of which Agte has employed) have continually stated that these are embankment dams.  Some STCC member have tried, unsuccessfully, to claim they are levees, but again Agte's experts have repeatedly told her (them) the difference between a dam and a levee.

Here is the full story, Note Dr Gray and David Rosgen's comments.   
https://ecna.createaforum.com/the-stop-the-clearcut-argument/is-it-a-levee-or-a-dam-the-stcc-still-don't-get-it/
ITS A DAM FOLKS!


I stray for a minute, but as a beekeeper, I witness the **** of our land and soil for expedient monoculture farming. That is only sustainable with pesticides and hired pollinators. If you watch documentaries like Kiss the Ground, we can repair global warming by simply letting dirt be alive again. What NYPA has envisioned for the 524 miles of the Erie Canal is an environmental desert. Cut down the trees, eliminate the natural forage,and plant grass, that requires fossil fuels to mow, and pesticides to maintain. They are living in the dark ages. Natural grasses and wildflowers know how to adapt to our particular climate, need less water, need no pesticide control and donít need to be mowed down. And without pesticides they are a haven and refuge for pollinators.


Nowhere in Agte's rhetoric do you hear anything about WHY the NYPA is conducting this work. And the main purpose is safety.
THESE EMBANKMENT DAMS HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED AS HIGH HAZARD, CLASS 3 BY Rizzo Engineering. THEY ARE DANGEROUS, AND RESIDENTS UNDER THE DAMS ARE IN DANGER OF FLOOD.
They are  almost impossible to inspect, simply because of the dense undergrowth, so detecting leaks is difficult and repairing them would be seriously hampered by the access problem for heavy machinery. Its a disaster waiting to happen.


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