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Barge Canal / Mohawk River Flooding at Schenectady Examined

A Report to the People of Schenectady

21 June 2007

James E. Duggan, Consultant
18 North Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 377-0556
jeduggan18@yahoo.com

This information is from Barge Canal / Mohawk River Flooding at Schenectady Examined: A Report to the People of Schenectady by James E. Duggan (Schenectady, 2007), and is reproduced here with permission of the author.

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Acknowledgements

Reference Librarians Jo Ann Adams and Bob Sullivan at the Schenectady County Public (Main) Library, Cynthia Seacord at the City History Center, Katherine Chansky, Librarian at the Schenectady County Historical Society and Reference Librarian David Gerhan at Union College (all five in particular), Jim Kalohn at Schenectady County Planning Department, Professors Carl George and John Garver at Union College, Professor Gil Harlow and citizen-at-large Mike Powell. Sincere apologies to any other deserving persons inadvertently omitted.

Dedication

This effort to help expand understanding and move toward constructive change in Schenectady's vulnerability to canal/river flooding commemorates and continues the effort of Mary Van der Bogert, now-deceased neighbor, friend and dedicated volunteer in the community. She shared concerns and a logic that the Vischers Ferry Dam deserved deep scrutiny toward substantial modification to reduce its adverse role in the canal/river flooding experienced far too long at Schenectady without action.

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