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 of 200 feet.
Please note!! This is a classic example of the technique used to change the Phreatic line of a DAM!
Note the area with the ‘waves’ is ponded water. This demonstrates the seriousness of the leaks in this area. It is the same area I have been discussing for months as being dangerous, yet some people have continued to say there is not a problem here.
Note also, the location of the ‘tower overhead wires’ which is particularly disturbing as a huge electricity pylon is perched atop the embankment here.
If the NYPA had NOT taken over the canal and sought to remedy this very serious problem, the loss of life could have been considerable. This EMBANKMENT DAM is in a deplorable condition.