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Matt Yetto, a civil engineer for Niskayuna, explains how town employees constructed the berm to protect the water treatment plant from floodwaters resulting from Irene.

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Niskayuna workers construct flood barrier around water plant

Niskayuna’s water plant was in danger as the Mohawk River rose during Tropical Storm Irene, but town employees devised a plan to prevent damage.


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