Federal Funding for Schenectady Projects

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday announced $1,206,000 in federal funding to carry out projects to reduce future flood risk to the Stockade Historic District in the City of Schenectady from the adjacent Mohawk River.

The neighborhood has experienced repetitive flooding, and suffered extensive damages from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011.

Specifically, the federal funding will be used to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of various mitigation measures that can help each Stockade property in the floodplain reduce the risk of damage from future floods.

The funding was placed on hold while the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) responded to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This initial tranche of funding is for Phase 1 Engineering costs for the flood risk mitigation project.

Spending a penny today on flood-prevention efforts could save the federal government and Stockade homeowners a dollar tomorrow in repair costs,” said Senator Schumer. “Adequate preparation for floods and other natural disasters is key to maintaining the economic viability of a city. This funding will allow Schenectady to do just that, helping businesses stay open, residents in their homes, and the city as a whole safe.”

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Apr 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 1 2 3 4 5

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

22nd World Dredging Congress & Exposition (WODCON XXII)

The event is being organized by the World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA), China Dredging Association (CHIDA) and Eastern…

read more >

Wave Action on Coastal Structures

This course will teach the theory and methods necessary for delivering alternative solutions to coastal problems.

read more >

IADC SEMINAR ON DREDGING AND RECLAMATION IN DELFT

This five-day course strives to provide an understanding through lectures by experts in the field and workshops…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply