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Ice Jam Education and Training Workshops for New York State

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in conjunction with the Cold Waters Region Laboratory, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and New York Department of Environmental Conservation will present information related to ice jam processes as part of an upcoming education and training workshop. Please help spread the word about this program with those within your organizations and agencies who would be interested.

Registration is required but there is no registration fee.

Ice Jam Education and Trainings will include, but not be limited to:

*Ice characterization or types of ice formations
*Summary of local historical jams in communities within the respective region
*Mitigation techniques: advanced measures, emergency measures, and permanent measures
*Ice observer training
*Learn how to input events into the ice jam database
*Ice jam observation considerations

Persons encouraged to attend this meeting include representatives from Indian Nations, elected officials, police and sheriff officers, town engineers, building enforcement and zoning staff, emergency managers, as well as first responders and emergency personnel.

Monday, October 16 – Plattsburgh, NY
Tuesday, October 17 – Schenectady, NY
Wednesday, October 18 – Watertown, NY
Thursday, October 19 – Cortland, NY
Friday, October 20 – Cheektowaga, NY

For more information and to register, visit:

(*The information above was provided by Eric C. Bradshaw. Emergency Management Coordinator, NYS Department of State.)

Ice jam education and training workshops