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The night the Gilboa didn’t break

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We all know someone who specializes in spreading bad news. In fact, there’s a little of that trait in many of us. It’s an unattractive aspect of human nature: we want to be the first to convey the unhappy tidings. It’s all mixed up with our quest, subconscious perhaps, to be viewed by our peers as knowledgeable and important. A year ago today, my fiancée Beverly and I were married at the country home of ...

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August 27, 2012
10:16 a.m.

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Irv - While it would be a major catastrophe if the dam broke, the Stockade would not be flooded. By the time any water reached you, (50 miles away), it would have flooded areas north and south of the dam. Odd that you would have thought that.

August 28, 2012
3:18 p.m.

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Thanks for the feedback. My thinking about what could happen if there were a breach in the dam is based on a New York City Department of Environmental Protection worst-case scenario which says that within 12 hours of the break, low-lying areas along the Mohawk would be inundated -- parts of Scotia, Amsterdam, the GE campus in Schenectady-Rotterdam and the Stockade neighborhood all would be under 6 feet of water.

August 29, 2012
12:22 p.m.

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Irv - thanks for that info. It would be far worse than I thought...