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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15-63

July 23, 2015

Contact:

deppressoffice@dep.nyc.gov, (845) 334-7868

UPDATE ADVISORY

Department of Environmental Protection Begins Repairs to End Turbid Flow Below Cannonsville Dam

What

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today provided an update on the ongoing monitoring and repair efforts related to a turbid discharge below Cannonsville Dam. Last week, DEP worked with consulting engineers, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and geotechnical experts to design a repair that will stop the transport of sediment from the rock embankment below the dam. Work on the repair will begin Thursday.

DEP also provided an update on the 24-hour monitoring at the site, which shows that the dam remains safe and all conditions are remaining within a normal range.

DEP has hosted meetings in Deposit, Hancock and Narrowsburg in New York, along with Matamoras and Easton in Pennsylvania, to share updates with the public. A second meeting in Deposit is scheduled for Thursday night, July 23, at 8 p.m. at the State Theater on Front Street. DEP is also providing daily updates on reservoir conditions on its website, along with periodic updates on its watershed Facebook page.

Detail on these updates can be found on the DEP website by clicking here.

Contact

Adam Bosch (845) 334-7868

More Information

NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Public Affairs

59-17 Junction Boulevard
19th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373

(718) 595-6600