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Sudden Drop of Water at NY Dam to be Investigated

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Gloversville, NY – A sudden drop of water level at a dam at Great Sacandaga Lake in the Adirondacks is raising fears of an unseen breach in the barrier. WAMC's Ian Pickus reports...

An engineer with the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District tells the Albany Times Union that the Conkingville Dam's water level is being monitored hourly after the water dropped two feet suddenly on Saturday.

Chief engineer Robert Foltan says no communities downstream are in danger of flooding. An emergency plan has been activated.

He says a team of engineers will investigate the cause of the drop in water levels beginning Monday.

Great Sacandaga Lake is a reservoir that was created in the 1920s to control flooding from the Hudson River.

Ian Pickus, WAMC News.

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