NARROWSBURG, NY — At 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will host a presentation about the fall 2023 dewatering exercise for the 2024 Delaware Aqueduct repairs …
NARROWSBURG, NY — At 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will host a presentation about the fall 2023 dewatering exercise for the 2024 Delaware Aqueduct repairs shutdown at the UDC office.
Speaking will be Jennifer Garigliano, director of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Water Supply, Water Resources Management at
There will also be a Zoom option offered upon request for virtual participation.
The DEP announced on June 28 a second year’s postponement of the $1 billion project to repair Delaware Aqueduct system’s leaks.
The work will require shutting down a portion of the aqueduct for up to eight months to attach a 2.5-mile bypass tunnel under the Hudson River.
The decision to delay occurred after a March 2023 two-week dewatering exercise revealed more extensive and faster infiltration of groundwater than had been originally projected when the tunnel was not at full capacity.
The extra time is needed to secure and install additional pumping equipment to ensure the safety of workers, who will be 700 feet underground during the complex capital repair project.
If conditions are favorable, the schedule has now shifted to conduct a new dewatering exercise this fall, ahead of the system shutdown that could occur in October 2024.
Following the presentation, the UDC’s monthly business meeting will include status reports from the Delaware River Basin Commission, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the National Park Service, plus public comment and more.
All UDC meetings are open to the public.
The office is located at 211 Bridge St.
To request the Zoom link, call Stephanie Driscoll, UDC administrative support, at 845/252-3022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check www.upperdelawarecouncil.org or UDC social media pages for any meeting updates.
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