NY Announces $1.6 Million in Dam Improvement Projects

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/02 2014 12:49PM

Updated 05/02 2014 06:26PM

ALBANY, N.Y.- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced $1.6 million in dam improvements at eight New York Works projects to help control flooding and help the state become more resilient to storms.

A press release says work includes raising the height of some dams to increase storm water storage capacity, reinforcing and regrading embankments, installing rip rap to control erosion, expanding piping and adding or repairing outlet valves.

“Through the NY Works program, we are making critical investments to create jobs and build a stronger and more resilient New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “These projects will overhaul existing dams across the State, helping to control water levels, prevent flooding and ultimately ensure safer communities.” 

Improvements will be made this month to: 
  • Taylor Pond Dam, Town of Black Brook, Clinton County - $943,400: Murnane Building Contractors (DEC/OGS). Scope work includes raising the height of the dam to store more storm water, adding seepage drains and installing rip rap. Work is scheduled to begin this month.
  • Marcell Rothe Dam, Town of Kent, Putnam County - $271,443: Arold Construction Company (DEC/OGS). Scope of work includes reconstructing the outlet structure to restore historic water levels, adding additional embankment material to improve dam stability, extending the outlet pipe and providing an overflow auxillary spillway. Work is scheduled to be completed this month. 
  • Papish Pond Dam, Town of Cincinnatus, Cortland County - $221,565: R&S Associates General Contractors Inc. (DEC/DASNY). Scope of work includes replacing the existing outlet structure and placing embankment material to improve dam stability. Work is scheduled to begin this month. 

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