Mayfield, NY – The Hudson River – Black River Regulating District has activated the Conklingville Dam Emergency Action Plan in response to an unusual change in the water pressure within the dam at Conklingville, Town of Hadley, Saratoga County.

At 8:00 pm, this evening the Regulating District declared a “Condition B” emergency. A Condition B emergency means that a potentially hazardous situation is developing. Failure of the dam has not occurred, but the Regulating District is taking action to minimize the potential for dam failure.

Notification of the emergency condition has been given to emergency management agencies in Saratoga, Washington, and Warren County, the state emergency management office, dam safety agencies, and to emergency response personnel downstream of the Conklingville Dam.

The Regulating District has maximized the release of water from Great Sacandaga Lake in response to the emergency condition.

Regulating District staff will continue conducting hourly monitoring of the condition of the Conklingville Dam until the emergency condition is no longer necessary.