Genesee River Basin Study; Reconnaissance Report. Volume 1. Main Report.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS BUFFALO NY BUFFALO DISTRICT
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As possible solutions to the basin water resource needs, 12 preliminary plans were formulated and assessed. The assessment indicated that four plans warranted further, detailed analysis in the feasibility study phase, whereas eight others warranted no further consideration because of lack of economic justification or failure to achieve the primary water resource needs considered. Hydropower development opportunities are realistic in view of the interests expressed by non-Federal entities in economically viable hydroelectric power projects. The Canaseraga Creek Valley has adequate protection from the more frequent or highly probable floods. This protection is provided by levees and other flood measures built by local farmers with Governmental assistance. However, residual damages along the valley are significantly meaningful to justify some form of additional protection. Therefore, a small scale local flood protection project will be incorporated, as a component, into those plans that will be studied further in the feasibility phase. The authorized flood control projects for Spring Creek in Caledonia, New York, and Red Creek in Monroe County, New York, should be deauthorized. These projects are no longer economically viable because of increased costs, changes conditions, andor lack of local support.
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