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For Release: Friday, September 7, 2012

DEC To Host Mohawk River Flood Management Meeting

Meeting to Discuss Flood Mitigation Strategies

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding a public meeting on Thursday, September 13, 1 p.m. at Herkimer County Community College (HCCC), Herkimer, NY, to discuss Mohawk River flooding and flood mitigation strategies, the agency announced today.

The meeting will include two panel discussions with presentations on flooding along the Mohawk River, flood responses, floodplain management requirements and flood mitigation. DEC Assistant Commissioner James Tierney will moderate the meeting.

Panel speakers include representatives from DEC, NYS Canal Corporation, NYS Office of Emergency Management, U.S. Geological Survey, National Weather Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ecology and Environment and Union College.

Herkimer Community College is located at 100 Reservoir Road, Herkimer. The meeting will be held at the Robert McLaughlin Center in the Sarah Busch Theater. There is no charge to attend, but reservations are appreciated. Reservations can be made by sending an e-mail to floodpln@gw.dec.state.ny.us. For more information about this meeting please visit the DEC website, or call 518-402-8185. For directions to HCCC visit their website which can be found in the right hand column of this page. www.herkimer.edu/directions.

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