Gilboa Dam rehab could be problematic

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion In the 1960s, Schoharie was hit with a severe drought, the Gilboa Reservoir didn’t spill for 18 months, the hypoliminion became polluted, flow at Prattsville dropped to 4.6 ft3/sec., and New York City for the first and only time opened construction tubes at the base of Gilboa Dam and dumped the polluted water into Schoharie Creek.Now that New York City is rehabbing the Gilboa Dam, it plans to guarantee a minimum release into the Schoharie Creek. This may be possible during normal times, but I suspect New York City will not release water in case of a drought. This will put the Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa pumped storage facility in danger of not being fully functional. There will be too little water from inflow to make up for evaporation and seepage losses. When it’s hot and windy, the exposed mud flats that are periodically flooded and submerged during pump/generation will be ideally suited at pumping water into the air. This will be driven by the temperature of the mud, humidity, air temperature and wind speed.Any attempt to limit evaporation losses will involve putting a barrier between the mud and the air above.Richard Moody Jr.Schoharie,More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

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The family synonymous with butchers in Queensland has listed one of its prestigious farming assets

first_imgThe cattle can be included in the dealIt includes the original four-bedroom homestead which has been renovated and has wide verandasThere are also managers quarters on the property and an entertainment area named “The Bull Bar’’.The family is offering to sell the existing Angus and Brangus cows and calves with the property. Big Bluff at Grevillia.ANYONE who loves their steak in southeast Queensland knows the name Purcell.Jack Purcell opened his first butcher shop in 1943 and the business soon spread. While he sold off many of the stores when he retired, his son bought the store at Northgate and continued the multi-generational business in the family name.While it’s not a butcher shop on offer this time, Paul has now listed his amazing cattle property just next to the Border Ranges for sale through Peter Douglas of Ray White Rural Queensland.The property, known as Big Bluff, is listed for offers of $1.9 million.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Paul and his father used the property as their paddock to plate enterprise and it continues today under the third generation of the family of Adam Purcell.The property can accommodate 80 cows and calves.last_img read more

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