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River lecture at museum

— The Adirondack History Center Museum is offering the fifth lecture in the “Adirondack Rivers: A Mind of Their Own” series on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. Commissioner Wayne Reynolds of the Delaware County Department of Public Works presents on mistakes and lessons learned rebuilding bridges and highways following severe flooding. Reynolds graduated from Clarkson College in Civil and Environmental Engineering. As a licensed professional engineer, he gained experience in highway and bridge construction, hydrology, hydraulic design and interstate highway design. He joined Delaware County DPW as an engineer in 1990 and became Commissioner in 1991. Responsible for 260 miles of road and 286 bridges, he has gained a significant amount of experience recovering from floods.

Future lectures in the summer lecture series include Dr. John Braico of Trout Unlimited on Aug. 16 speaking on stream morphology and assessment following Irene. On Aug. 23, Carl Schwartz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, presents on stream restoration in the Adirondacks. On August 30, there is a reenactment of testimony against the State of New York after the 1856 flood. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. The series is presented in memory of Elizabeth H.W. Lawrence.

Please call 873-6466 or email echs@adkhistorycenter.org for reservations. The price for the lecture is $5 members, $8.00 non-members, $30 full series. TFor more information contact the museum at 873-6466 or visit the website at www.adkhistorycenter.org.

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