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Senator Schumer of NY Calls for Increased Funding of Stream Gauges to Help Plan Flood Responses

Senator Schumer of NY Calls for Increased Funding of Stream Gauges to Help Plan Flood Responses

SCHUMER: STREAM GAUGES PROVIDE CRITICAL ADVANCED FLOOD WARNINGS TO UPSTATE NY CITIES & TOWNS, BUT ARE OFTEN AT RISK OF SHUTDOWN – WILL CALL FOR INCREASED FUNDING OF NY’S GAUGES & FOR MORE LIFE-SAVING DEVICES TO BE INSTALLED UPSTATE


In Light of Repeated Hurricanes & Severe Flooding, Schumer Pushes for Maximum Funding of NY’s 200-Plus Stream Gauges As Requested in President’s Budget – Will Also Fight to Bring Some of the 300 Newly-Requested Stream Gauges To Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier, Hudson Valley, WNY & Beyond

Schumer Highlights That, On Repeated Occasion, Fed Funding Has Been Inadequate To Keep NY’s Over 200 Stream Gauges Online – These Life- & Property-Saving Devices Predict When Floodwaters Will Crest & Can Allow Time to Plan Evacuations, Flood Responses

Schumer: Stream Gauges Dramatically Improve Flood Detection & Planning for Residents, First Responders – Unreliable Stream Gauge Funding in Flood-Ridden Regions Defies Logic

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