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Gilboa, NYPA dams secure after Saturday quake

Sep 29, 2015 5:28 am
Julia Reischel is reporting at the Watershed Post a 3.0 magnitude earthquake shook Schoharie County Sat., Sept. 26. The quake did not damage the Gilboa Dam or the New York Power Authority's Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project, officials said. The earthquake's epicenter was in the town of North Blenheim. Steven Gosset, a spokesman from the New York Power Authority, issued a statement saying that the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project was inspected after the earthquake and no problems were found. The nearby Gilboa Dam, which is operated by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, was also inspected after the earthquake and found to be trouble-free, according to a department spokesman. The earthquake was felt by people up to 30 miles away, as far as Howes Cave in Schoharie County, Roxbury in Delaware County and Durham in Greene County. Read the full story at Watershed Post.