Democratic Ulster County legislator Mike Madsen has some nice words for Republican state senator John Bonacic, for his efforts to get the DEP to do a better job of flood management around NYC's Ashokan reservoir upstate.
Our State Senator, John Bonacic was quoted asking that more authority be exerted over the New York City DEP's policy so that flooding along the creek could be prevented. John is spot on. I agree that the managers of the Ashokan Reservoir could have been pre-emptive in their efforts to curtail what could have been much worse. I did read that the DEP was releasing extra water into the Esopus a few weeks prior, but it wasn't enough. How many of us remember the horrors of years past when homes were washed away with only modest warning?