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EMERGENCY EMBANKMENT DAM REPAIR!

EMERGENCY EMBANKMENT DAM REPAIR!

Starting week commencing March 27th 2018, The New York Power Authority is carrying out an EMERGENCY EMBANKMENT REPAIR by driving interlocking steel sheet pilings 45 feet deep into the embankment, for a total length...

NYPA Save The Oxbow Embankment Dam From Slope Failure

NYPA Save The Oxbow Embankment Dam From Slope Failure

Spotted today on the towpath at the Oxbow area in Fairport, several surveyors in two vans, looking at a potentially dangerous area where there is a leak right under an...

An Expert Opinion! Clear Cutting Canal Embankments

An Expert Opinion!

Clear Cutting Canal Embankments

By Thomas X. Grasso President Emeritus, Canal Society of New York State

Since the New York State Canal Corporation announced its plan late last year to clear cut trees from Erie Canal embankments in western New York, there has been much opposition. I,...

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