Troy to take down dam on Poesten Kill

TROY – The city plans to remove the Mt. Ida Lake Dam on the Poesten Kill before the end of the year after engineers determined that it may only last a year, officials said Thursday.

“It’s structurally unsound,” said Chris Wheland, the city’s superintendent of public utilities who is handling the dam project.

The city does not yet know what will be done after the wooden dam, which is also known as the Poesten Kill Dam, is taken down bring the Poesten Kill back to its natural level. Wheland said additional study will be done to determine if a new dam should be built or the creek should remain at its natural level.

Times Union – Capital Dist.

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