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Saugerties wants to dredge Esopus and reservoir

August 12, 2013 06:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Storms have caused silt buildup in the village reservoir and at the mouth of the Esopus Creek, and village officials would like to use some of the local share of the state’s $750 million for storm repairs to dredge the two bodies of water. However, this could be hampered by the way the funds are being distributed: the state wants to use the bulk of the $12 million for projects that benefit the village and town of Saugerties, as well as Woodstock and Phoenicia, said village Mayor William Murphy.
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