Saturday, October 27, 2007

CSO flowing in Troy

Troy, just above City Marina. A massive discharge from a CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) discharge during heavy rain event. See the DEC permit sign on the fence above the discharge.

We often see locals fishing at this location. Riverkeeper is working with local municipalities, the NYSDEC and local sewer plants to reduce sewage overflows and install proper disinfection systems at plants in Albany, Troy and Rensselaer.

This sign in Troy represents a NY State PERMIT TO POLLUTE. These signs are all up and down the Hudson.

Friday, October 19, 2007

LDEO's Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

Photo by John Lipscomb
Philip Orton of Lamont-Doherty (LDEO) with his ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) which we've just retrieved from the bottom on Tappan Zee. It's been measuring and recording current direction and speed at all depths for over a month.