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.

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