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May 2, 2008

Notice of a Public Meeting on the Gilboa Dam Reconstruction Project

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) will hold a public meeting on the reconstruction of the Gilboa Dam. The meeting will be held on:

Date: Monday, May 12, 2008
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Gilboa Town Hall
Court Room, Route 990V
Gilboa, New York


The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public of all aspects of the Gilboa Dam reconstruction project including the environmental assessment of the project. The environmental assessment will be prepared in accordance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act and the New York City Environmental Quality Review and is scheduled to be released later this year.

The Gilboa Dam (Dam) is part of New York City's Catskill Water Supply System, and is located within Schoharie County at the northern point of the Schoharie Reservoir (Reservoir) in the Town of Gilboa. Constructed and placed into operation in the early 1900s, the Dam has been in service for over 80 years. This gravity and embankment dam impounds the Reservoir. With its age-related spillway surface deterioration, the NYCDEP has proposed to reconstruct the spillway and face of the Dam, install crest gates to control the flows over the Dam, construct a new low-level outlet as well as conduct general improvements to appurtenances in and around the Dam to extend its service life and to comply with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation dam safety guidelines.

All members of the public are invited to attend this meeting. If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact: Ruby Wells, Project Manager, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Environmental Planning and Assessment, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, New York, 11368, (718) 595-4363, or Paul Costa, P.E., Executive Project Manager, Bureau of Design and Construction at (718) 595-5470 or

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NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Public Affairs

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

(718) 595-6600