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Audio Feature: Hudson River stories

Aug 10, 2018 9:55 am
Here are some stories from the Hudson River this week. Click here to hear an audio version of this report. (5:38)

The Stevens Institute reports temperatures this week in the Hudson River at Schodack Island were between 77 and 81 degrees, slightly cooler than last week.

MidHudsonNews [dot] com is reporting traffic is up on the five bridges over the Hudson River operated by the New York State Bridge Authority this year, compared to the first six months of 2017. The total revenue also increased in the first half of 2018. The greatest increase in traffic was reported on the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge with a 1.79 percent increase. Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge traffic rose by 1.06 percent while traffic on the Rip Van Winkle Bridge increased by 1.02 percent. The greatest increase in revenue during the first six months was on the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, at 1.49 percent, followed by the Mid-Hudson Bridge with a 1.08 percent increase. In total, agency revenue increased by 0.83 percent, to $28 million from January through June of this year. Total crossings increased by 1.15 percent, to nearly 31 million during the same time. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.

The Daily Freeman reports that the Department of Environmental Conservation’s seventh annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count is Aug. 11 along the Hudson River. Scientists believe there are more than 200 fish species in the Hudson, and counters collect fish using seine nets, minnow traps, or rods and reels. For more information, visit the DEC website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/97891.html.

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