August 30, 2011
A worker at the Vischer Ferry Dam checks debris on the spillway on Tues, Aug 30, 2011. The New York Power Authority is watching the Mohawk river dam for possible failure. The dam is connected to Lock 7 of the Barge Canal on one side and a power authority hydro project on the other.
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