Recent heavy rain is causing raw sewage to overflow into local bodies of water.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says that late Friday night, thousands of gallons of raw sewage spilled into part of the Hudson River, where it borders Albany and Rensselaer.
It has since stopped, but was going on for six and a half hours, potentially impacting boat launches in the area including those by the Albany Yacht Club and Riverfront Park. The D.E.C. reports the volume of discharge was nearly 88,000 gallons, but it’s unclear what rate it was spilling.
News 10 ABC has reached out to the D.E.C. for more information and if there is cause for concern, but have not heard back at this time.