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Audio Feature: Hudson River stories

Mar 10, 2018 10:55 am
Here are some stories from the Hudson River this week. Click here to hear an audio version of this report. (2:54)

The Stevens Institute reports temperatures this week in the Hudson River at Schodack Island were between 35 and 38 degrees, slightly cooler then last week.

Mid-Hudson News reports that the Coast Guard is expected to soon release report on industrial barge anchorages on the Hudson River. The Coast Guard is studying navigation, safety, protection of natural resources, community assets, and regional economics after opposition last year shot down a plan to allow 43 industrial barge anchorages between Yonkers and Kingston. The Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment review is expected after workshops were held with local officials and environmental activists late last year. Hayley Carlock, Scenic Hudson’s director of environmental advocacy, was at those meetings. “There were other things discussed like creating a harbor management committee, improving a navigational information available to mariners, extending vessel traffic service, things like that, but there was no consensus that there was a need for new anchorages on the Hudson River and it is our hope and our expectation that the final report from the Coast Guard reflects what the consensus was at the workshops,” Carlock said. Read the full story at Mid-Hudson News.

LoHud.com reported that six barges, part of the Tappan Zee bridge construction project, got loose during the March 2 winter storm off of Irvington, according to Coast Guard officials. “All of the barges have been accounted for," Tappan Zee Constructors spokesperson Laura Ware said in an email. "Extreme winds and marine conditions caused the barges, which were carrying construction materials, to come loose from moorings."

• Also during that March 2 winter storm, the City of Hudson Wastewater Treatment Facility released 200 gallons per minute of combined sewer overflow partially treated with disinfection for 30 hours.
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