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Ridgewood Reservoir meeting on June 30

State DEC to discuss dam decommissioning

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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:30 am

Plans for the decommissioning of dams at Highland Park’s Ridgewood Reservoir will be discussed at a community meeting on Monday, June 30 at St. Pancras School in Ridgewood.

The meeting will be hosted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the city Department of Parks and Recreation.

The meeting is scheduled to beginat 7 p.m.

As part of the decommissioning process, the state is requiring the city to build culverts through the walls of the old water basins as a hedge against having them flood and possibly fail during a hurricane or a major storm.

Area residents have expressed reservations about the plan, particularly its potential impact on local flooding and the possibility that vandals or other people might use the structures to congregate.

St. Pancras School is at 68-20 Myrtle Ave. The entrance is on 68th Street.

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