Thank you Senator Schumer! Excerpt from AP on NY water gauges.
“Senator Charles Schumer says 21 high-priority gauges will receive federal funding and not shut down as planned at the end of the month.
Of those 21, Schumer says that 15 will receive long-term funding. The remaining six have been funded through at least 2014.
Among those with long-term funding are gauges measuring stream flow into Lake Champlain, on the Great Chazy River at Perry Mills, and the Little Ausable River near Valcour , both in Clinton County, and a gauge on Lake Champlain north of Whitehall, in Washington County.
Schumer says the importance of New York’s more than 200 stream and river gauges is more apparent in light of recent upstate flooding. But he stresses the new funding does not include all of New York’s high-priority gauges.”