ALBANY, N.Y. – Plans for a new flood warning system in Upstate New York have been unveiled.
Governor Cuomo announced on Thursday that New York State plans to create a new Upstate New York Flood Warning System.
This system is expected to improve the forecasting frequency, accuracy, and modeling and mapping for potential flooding in critical regions in the area. Cuomo expects the flood related property loss will be reduced by 15 percent.
The Canal Corporation Board approved this project in September 2013. Riverside Technology, Inc. will be the leader of this project because of their local hydrology and hydraulic experience.
The new warning system will include three watersheds, the Oswego River Basin, the Mohawk River Basin, and the Upper Hudson
River Basin. This will encompass 27 upstate counties, where flooding has been a
To view image of flood warning system, go to: http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/documents/flood-graphic2.jpg
To view NYS Canal System map, go to: http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/documents/NYSCC-flood-warning-system-map.pdf