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Flood barrier plan for Schoharie County buildings falls short of creek crest

A gate was erected at the outset of a $9.1 million post-flood rebuilding project for Schoharie County's office complex on Main Street. Supervisors on Friday learned flood barriers planned for the job are too short to protect the building from flood levels reached during Tropical Storm Irene.
A gate was erected at the outset of a $9.1 million post-flood rebuilding project for Schoharie County's office complex on Main Street. Supervisors on Friday learned flood barriers planned for the job are too short to protect the building from flood levels reached during Tropical Storm Irene.
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Plans for Schoharie County’s post-flood rebuilding call for flood barriers, but as designed they would be nearly 2 feet below the height last summer’s floods reached at the county office complex. With work already begun on the interior of the Main Street office building, the last-minute discovery represents a “serious snag” in flood mitigation plans, County Treasurer William Cherry told county supervisors Friday. About $3.5 million in flood protection measures are planned for the $9.1 ...


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