- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NARROWSBURG, N.Y. (AP) - New York City environmental officials say they’re planning to fix a hole that has been leaking in a rock embankment near a dam on the western edge of the Catskills.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (https://bit.ly/1fiEQc8 ) officials detailed issues related to the Cannonsville Dam and how the city Department of Environmental Protection plans to fix it during a meeting Monday in Narrowsburg in Sullivan County.

Authorities say they’re draining the reservoir and there’s no imminent threat to the dam.

Workers discovered discharges from a rock embankment below the dam as they drilled boring holes for a hydroelectric plant earlier this month.

Officials say they plan to inject high-pressure grout up the length of the bore hole to close it off. They hope to be finished by late August or early September.

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Information from: The Times Herald-Record, https://www.th-record.com


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