Gauges planned for Mohawk?River

More rain and stream gauges will be installed along the Mohawk?River.

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced the state Canal Flood Warning System has received a $1.2 million Federal Emergency Management Agency funding obligation for the installation of rain and stream gauges along two rivers and in a river basin.

Schumer and Gillibrand announced a $1 million obligation for these gauges in November.

Rain gauges, also known as precipitation gauges, measure rainfall in areas at risk of flooding; and stream gauges measure the water level of rivers and stream systems to detect cresting waters