Power Authority called on to do more for Flood Mitigation
Read the Daily Gazette Article
Lopez wants NYPA Hydro Plant to be Ready for Next Flood
Assemblyman Pete Lopez NYPA Documents
NYPA Files Blenheim-Gilboa Updated Study Report 2/17/2017
NYPA Files USR Meeting Summary with FERC 3/20/2017
Read USR Meeting Summary.PDF
Spring Flood Potential Outlook
Check here: NWS Spring Flood Potential Outlook Discussions
To help New York State communities plan for effects of climate change, new graphics are now available showing the increased likelihood of heavy precipitation events. These graphs, called Intensity Duration Frequency (IDF) curves, show anticipated increases of storm events from 2- to 100-year intervals, and are projected into the future as far as 2099. Read the New Precipitation Models for New York State News Release January 17, 2017. The graphs can be found at NY IDF Projections NRCC Cornell
Get the latest recommendations on how new dam spillways can be designed, and existing older ones modified, to safely pass major flood events.
Read Selecting and Accommodating Inflow Design Floods for Dams
Check the Gilboa Dam water levels
This "Live" hydrograph courtesy of the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service shows the Schoharie Creek at Gilboa Dam water level changes over time. The Flood Categories ( in feet ) are based on NYCDEP spillway curve with notch.
Flood Categories ( in feet )