Officials monitoring water levels at Hinckley Reservoir

By WKTV News

HINCKLEY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Record water flow at the Hinckley Reservoir has state officials watching the water closely.

State Senator Jim Seward and Assemblyman Marc Butler were joined by members of the New York State Canal Corporation on Thursday surveying the water levels and looking for any possible damage following the Thursday morning storms.

They stress that currently the are only monitoring the Hinckley Reservoir and do not have any immediate concerns.

One hydrologist expects the water level to climb between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. And could rise to near 1,200 feet.

"The governor has ordered all state agencies to work together along with the Canal Corporation for safety first," said Brian Stratton, Director of the Canal Corporation. "What we can see here is a near record with water flow. We are just here to monitor it."

The hydrologist went on to say that the Hinckley dam is a well designed and well operated dam. It serves as the primary source of water for the state Canal Corporation.

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