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PSUC prof talks about Ausable flooding issues

Plattsburgh State professor Timothy Mihuc speaks in Au Sable Forks.

Plattsburgh State professor Timothy Mihuc speaks in Au Sable Forks. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— A Plattsburgh State Professor said that now that a 200-to-500 year flood has happened, the focus needs to be on what can be done to help protect both the Ausable River and those who call its banks home.

Plattsburgh State Professor Timothy Mihuc opened a meeting of various government and environmental agencies Nov. 1 at the Jay Community Center in Au Sable Forks, talking about the regional affects of Tropical Storm Irene.

“The question is, what do we now know and how do we recover and move on,” Mihuc said. “The fact is that the river left its banks in many places and that is what we all experienced.”

Mihuc, who has been working with students and members of the Lake Champlain Research Institute, which he is the coordinator of, on projects that involved the Ausable River in the towns of Keene and Jay, and presented a slide show and information on the before and after effects of the August Tropical Storm that wreaked havoc on the region.

Read more in the Nov. 12 edition of the Valley News.

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