State making preparations for Hurricane Sandy | News
As part of the state's preparations for Hurricane Sandy, the Canal Corporation says it will reduce the water level to the minimum level needed for navigation.
NewsChannel 13 pressed Canal Corp. Director Brian Stratton on how much water they're talking about, and Stratton could not give an exact amount.
The canal corporation is working with the State Emergency Management Office and the governor's office on a time table.
State Assemblyman Pete Lopez is concerned about what the storm could do to the Gilboa Dam in Schoharie County.
He wants the dam's water level lowered, because it's full right now.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection assures us it is safe and strong, but is considering a number of options.
Lopez says he's not trying to alarm anyone, but it's important to learn from the impact Tropical Storm Irene had on the area and be prepared for the worst.