Work will be done in May to repair and improve the Marcell Rothe Dam in Kent. New York State announced $271,443 is going to the Arold Construction Company from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the State Office of General Services (OGS).
The project includes reconstructing the outlet structure to restore historic water levels, adding additional embankment material to improve dam stability, extending the outlet pipe and providing an overflow auxillary spillway. Work is scheduled to be completed this month.
It's one of eight dams in the state that will receive renovations that will help control flooding and make New York State more resilient to storms.
“Through the NY Works program, we are making critical investments to create jobs and build a stronger and more resilient New York,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “These projects will overhaul existing dams across the State, helping to control water levels, prevent flooding and ultimately ensure safer communities.”