News & Bulletins
April 10, 2017
State’s Reservoirs PREVENT MAJOR HUDSON RIVER FLOODING
Great Sacandaga Lake and Indian Lake Reservoir Reduce Peak Hudson River Flow by 67%
The Great Sacandaga Lake and Indian Lake Reservoir provided 2.23 billion cubic feet of water storage on April 7 preventing the Hudson River from reaching major flood stage from the Town of Hadley to Fort Edward. The State’s two Hudson River regulating reservoirs stored more than 16.64 billion gallons of runoff on Friday, reducing the peak Hudson River flow by approximately 32,850 cubic feet per second (cfs) Friday morning.
Last week’s rainfall and runoff from melting snow caused the Hudson River to reach an average flow of about 16,400 cfs at Hadley on Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. With the storage capacity of the Great Sacandaga Lake and Indian Lake Reservoir, the Hudson River at Fort Edward never reached flood stage.
Without the combined storage capacity of the State’s Hudson River regulating reservoirs, Hudson River flow at Corinth would have peaked at more than 49,250 cfs, and would have resulted in Hudson River flow exceeding major flood stage at Fort Edward by more than 2.3 feet on April 7. Operation of the Great Sacandaga Lake reduced the height of flood water by more than 6.2 feet, significantly reducing potential flood damage to buildings, roads and bridges in Hadley, Corinth, South Glens Falls, Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, and Fort Edward.
If Great Sacandaga Lake had not been constructed to retain a flood event like that which occurred on Friday then major flooding including roads in Northumberland, camps in Lake Luzerne, parts of Route 9N in Corinth, and numerous roads and property in the Village of Fort Edward would have been inundated.
March 2, 2017
STATE’S RESERVOIRS REDUCE HUDSON RIVER FLOODING
Great Sacandaga Lake and Indian Lake Reservoir Reduce Peak Hudson River Flow by 70%
Stillwater Reservoir Reduce Peak Black River Flow by 13%
The Great Sacandaga Lake and Indian Lake Reservoir provided 1.89 billion cubic feet of water storage on Saturday, February 26, reducing the level of flooding in the Hudson River from the Town of Hadley to Fort Edward. The State’s two Hudson River regulating reservoirs stored more than 14.1 billion gallons of runoff on Saturday, reducing the Hudson River flow by approximately 29,900 cubic feet per second (cfs).
Rainfall and runoff from melting snow on Friday and Saturday caused the Hudson River to peak at a flow rate of 16,200 cfs at Hadley on February 26, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Thanks to the storage capacity of the Great Sacandaga Lake and Indian Lake Reservoir, the Hudson River at Fort Edward never reached flood stage. Without the combined storage capacity of the State’s Hudson River regulating reservoirs, Hudson River flow at Corinth would have peaked at more than 42,600 cfs, and would have resulted in Hudson River flow exceeding major flood stage at Fort Edward on February 26. Operation of the Great Sacandaga Lake significantly reduced potential flood damage to buildings, roads and bridges in Hadley, Corinth, South Glens Falls, Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, and Fort Edward.
Reservoirs in the Regulating District’s Black River Area also experienced increased inflow on Saturday, and stored approximately 0.16 billion cubic feet, or 1.19 billion gallons of runoff. Stillwater Reservoir reduced the Black River flow by approximately 2,000 cfs, and reduced the daily average flow at Watertown by approximately 13%.
The District’s Annual Organizational and Regular Monthly meetings scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2017 were cancelled due to the lack of a quorum required to conduct public business pursuant to Open Meetings Law.
Both meetings have been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 14, 2016, at the Northampton Town Hall.
The Board of the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District is pleased to announce the hiring of Robert J. Smullen as its next Executive Director effective May 19, 2016. Mr. Smullen served in the United States Marine Corps, rising to the rank of Colonel before his retirement in 2015. He served as an infantry officer on active duty, completing three combat tours in Afghanistan. A 1986 graduate of Gloversville High School, he also attended Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the National Defense University. Colonel Smullen has been married for nineteen years and has four children.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District will accept sealed bids for the following used vehicle:
1) 2005 Ford F250 XL Super Duty (Green), 2 dr., 4 speed automatic, A/C, 4 WD, 5.4L, AM-FM radio, AC, 52,464 miles, 8’ box with liner, western plow with ultra-mount.
Vehicle may be inspected by calling the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District Sacandaga Field Office, 737 Bunker Hill Road, Mayfield, NY 518- 661-5535 during weekday business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for an appointment.
Bids should be by letter addressed to Administrator, Hudson River-Black River Regulating District, 737 Bunker Hill Road, Mayfield, NY 12117, Attn: John Hodgson and arrive not later than 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2016, at which time they will be publicly opened. Bid(s) must be enclosed in a separate sealed envelope marked 2005 F250. Minimum bid required is $5,000.00.
Terms & Conditions
Vehicle is being sold on an “as is” and “where is” basis with no guarantee expressed or implied by the Regulating District. Buyers are encouraged to inspect all items before bidding.
Sale will be made to the highest bidder, subject to these Terms of Sale. However, upon dispute among two or more bidders, the Regulating District representative’s decision will be absolute.
All sales are final. No refunds, No returns, No exchanges, No turndowns.
Full payment must be made in cash or certified funds ONLY and must be made at the time of or prior to vehicle/equipment pickup. A Bill of Sale will be furnished.
Hudson River-Black River Regulating District reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
The Hudson River – Black River Regulating District, a New York State public benefit corporation, that regulates the flow of the Upper Hudson River and the Black River, is seeking a Chief Executive Officer responsible for the direction, coordination, management, and implementation of all District policies and programs. Successful candidate shall have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and ten years’ experience in
fiscal, budget, and executive management. Travel between offices required. In addition to a competitive salary commensurate with experience, we offer an outstanding benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, deferred compensation plan, State retirement, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and personal time. Official work station will be Albany / Mayfield offices.
Interested candidates should reply, with a letter of interest, salary requirement, and a comprehensive education/ professional resume by February 1, 2016.
To: Richard Ferrara, Human Resources,
Hudson River – Black River Regulating District,
350 Northern Boulevard, Albany, New York 12204.