Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Another Threat to the River

Riverkeeper is issuing a warning about a new threat to the Hudson River. A blog post on the Riverkeeper website, with the title "Storm surge barriers for NY Harbor: Army Corps proposals threaten the very life of the Hudson River," begins:
The Hudson River needs you again. It faces an existential threat.
You may not have heard, but you should: In response to Superstorm Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering six different plans involving massive in-water barriers and/or land-based floodwalls, dunes and levees intended to "manage the risk of coastal storm damage" to New York Harbor and the Hudson Valley.
Anyone who cares about the Hudson River needs to become informed and involved, now. Several of these plans--specifically, the ones including giant in-water barriers throughout New York Harbor--would threaten the very existence of the Hudson as a living river.
Click here to read the entire post.

There's an informational meeting tonight, Wednesday, July 11, in Poughkeepsie. It will take place in the Auditorium Room of the Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 South Grand Avenue, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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