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Monday, January 02, 2006

Montgomery County Not Preparing Its Citizens For Possible Gilboa Dam Break

While Schoharie County has informed its citizens about the dangers of the Gilboa Dam, Montgomery County has not done so. The Schoharie County web site has information on what areas of each town will flood in the event of a dam failure, escape routes, shelters and other valuable information. Montgomery County has nothing about the dam on its web site, even though if the dam failed the Towns of Florida and Glen would experience flooding and people's lives would be in danger. Montgomery County needs to be more proactive in protecting people living in the lower Schoharie Valley. By the way, if the dam goes, there will also be flooding on the Mohawk River, especially in Schenectady.

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