Mount Ida Dam Project creates concerns

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TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Back in September, the city of Troy found Mount Ida Lake Dam structurally unsound.  

To comply with DEC safety regulations, officials made plans to remove a section of the dam to alleviate structural concerns.   

Some residents are not happy with this project. Many believe it could ruin the creek. In response, the city released the following statement:

“To protect the safety of downstream residents and properties, the city is moving forward with a temporary controlled deconstruction of the Mt. Ida Dam. The necessity of addressing immediate concerns of public safety is due to the structural unsoundness of the existing dam. The city is working with NYS DEC to secure the necessary permits for this process while exploring long-term plans for the area.”

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