ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Some property owners along the Mohawk River are suing the state Canal Corporation, claiming the agency failed to adequately prepare for flooding like that caused by Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011.
A lawsuit listing 57 property owners in the Schenectady County hamlet of Rotterdam Junction was filed in the state Court of Claims on Tuesday. It says the Canal Corporation failed to protect against flooding that caused more than $4.6 million in damage.
The lawsuit says the state created a task force to address potential flooding along the river after devastating floods in June 2006, but the task force never convened before the 2011 flood.
The Canal Corporation operates a series of dams and locks on the river.
An agency official declined to comment Wednesday on the lawsuit.