BREAKING NEWS State puts hold on Phase 2, but county will not stop businesses from reopening as planned Full Story

National Guard to finish installing rock wall in Dolgeville

The National Guard was in Dolgeville for most of the week installing a rock wall along the East Canada Creek.

Posted: Nov 9, 2019 7:55 PM

DOLGEVILLE, N.Y - The National Guard was in Dolgeville for most of the week installing a rock wall along the East Canada Creek. Where the rock was installed, was the area where the water rushed onto North Main Street, devastating the homes that were there.

Village officials tell NEWSChannel 2 that they were aware of erosion in that area for quite some time.

They said on Halloween night, the creek wall along North Main Street was breached due to heavy amounts of water crashing into it.

The National Guard brought in several large pieces of equipment as well as a lot of manpower to install the rocks. 

Bulldozers could be seen working inside of the creek to place the rocks along the creek bed.

Dolgeville Board of Trustee member Amber Kraszewski said installing the rocks was an important step to preventing future flooding to that area.

"If they hadn't done this then there would have been no barrier between the East Canada Creek and the property. So any level that the water would have risen to would have done the same thing to homeowners," said Kraszewski.

She said that these rocks are just a temporary fix. The wall is expected to be 6 feet high. The National Guard will be there on Monday to install more rock.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 366733

Reported Deaths: 29529
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City20105121415
Nassau401402114
Suffolk393591871
Westchester332931357
Rockland13076626
Orange10325443
Erie5886504
Dutchess3867138
Monroe2824198
Onondaga2054127
Albany181476
Ulster165874
Sullivan135130
Putnam123658
Niagara98463
Oneida95946
Schenectady67629
Broome54544
Rensselaer46928
Saratoga46811
Columbia38032
Madison31010
Warren25326
Steuben24141
Greene23618
Washington23113
Orleans21233
St. Lawrence2012
Ontario2019
Fulton20018
Genesee1974
Tompkins1560
Chemung1361
Tioga12621
Chenango1260
Livingston1187
Wayne1123
Oswego1073
Herkimer1063
Clinton954
Cattaraugus850
Cayuga841
Montgomery824
Wyoming825
Chautauqua814
Delaware784
Jefferson720
Otsego705
Seneca560
Schoharie490
Allegany450
Yates396
Cortland390
Essex360
Lewis200
Franklin200
Schuyler110
Hamilton50
Unassigned00
Utica
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 75°
Oneonta
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 70°
Herkimer
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 75°
Thendara
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 75°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
Menu 2 Go list of takeout dinners & fish fries
Apply to Go the Distance 2020
23 courses for only $79.99