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FEMA approves $12M for canal fixes

Storms last year caused more than $40M in damage

The massive lock gates have been removed from Lock 10 in Cranesville and are laid on the south shore of the Mohawk River on Monday morning. The New York State Canal Corp. is in the process of restoring the gates.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The massive lock gates have been removed from Lock 10 in Cranesville and are laid on the south shore of the Mohawk River on Monday morning. The New York State Canal Corp. is in the process of restoring the gates.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has now approved more than $12 million in disaster funding for repairs to the state canal system. But according to the website of the state Canal Corporation and its parent agency, the state Thruway Authority, repairing damage from tropical storms Irene and Lee could significantly exceed early estimates of $31 million. The projects under way and those that have not yet been contracted already total more than $40 million. Three ...


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