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Survey finds Irene debris still littering banks of Schoharie Creek

Officials fear impact on future flooding

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Montgomery County’s independent surveying team had a lot to report when they completed their three-week debris-mapping project along the Schoharie Creek. Armed with a $150,000 Empire State Development grant, the county’s Board of Supervisors decided to hire international engineering company AECOM last month to perform a comprehensive debris assessment of the county’s 14-mile stretch of creek. Officials were concerned trash and vegetation washed up by tropical storms Irene and Lee could be washed away again ...


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