News & Bulletins

Board Meeting

Please take notice that the Board of the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District will conduct two (2) meetings for the transaction of such business as shall come before the said Board at the Saratoga County Offices, Cornell Cooperative Extension (Auditorium), 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 beginning at 10 am.  The Audit Committee Meeting will convene first, followed by the regular Board Meeting.  A video recording of the Meeting shall be accessible from the District’s website (www.hrbrrd.com) not later than two business days after the close of the meeting.

Richard J. Ferrara
Secretary-Treasurer

Administrative Assistant Job Opening

The Hudson River-Black River Regulating District, a New York State Public Benefit Corporation responsible for regulating the flow of the Hudson and Black Rivers, is seeking applications for the position of an Administrative Assistant – Bookkeeper for its office located in Albany, NY. The Administrative Assistant-Bookkeeper reports to the Chief Fiscal Officer (CFO) and is responsible for the timely and accurate processing of the District’s payroll, accounts payable transactions, and month end financial reporting. Also, responsible for all State and Federal filings, reconciliation of the general and petty cash funds and retirement processing.  Assist CFO with the preparation and development of District three (3) year budgets.

Successful candidate must possess a strong accounting background and demonstrated written/verbal communication, organizational, problem solving, and excel spreadsheet skills.  Knowledge of MAS 90 accounting system a plus.

Position requirements: Minimum of an Associate’s degree in a related field with three years of professional experience is required. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred. Three years of active United States military service with an honorable discharge may be used to satisfy the experience requirement.

Salary range $39,328 – $49,390. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, deferred compensation plan, NY State retirement, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and personal time.

Position will be filled in an expeditious manner.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, minorities, woman, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should forward their resume and a letter of interest by November 13, 2017 to:

Richard J. Ferrara, Human Resources
Hudson River-Black River Regulating District
350 Northern Boulevard, Suite 304
Albany, NY 12204

Administrative Assistant Job Opening

The Hudson River-Black River Regulating District, a New York State Public Benefit Corporation responsible for regulating the flow of the Hudson and Black Rivers, is seeking applications for the position of an Administrative Assistant for its offices located in Albany and Mayfield, NY.

The Administrative Assistant performs a wide variety of administrative and technical tasks for multiple members of the Senior Staff.  These include, under the direction of the Chief Engineer, the gathering of technical data on a daily basis, the preparation and updating of certain reports and other related engineering documents. Under the Chief Fiscal Officer, to serve as accounting backup for certain financial transactions and maintenance of filing system and records. Under the Executive Director, coordinate the timely and accurate completion and delivery of monthly Board and quarterly Governor’s report.  Under the Administrator, support Permit System transactional processing.  Proficient use of office software systems is required.

Successful candidates must possess demonstrated written and verbal communication, organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills.

Salary range $39,328 – $49,390. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, deferred compensation plan, NY State retirement, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and personal time.

Position requirements: Minimum of an Associate’s degree in a related field with two years of professional experience is required. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred. Three years of active United States military service with an honorable discharge may be used to satisfy the experience requirement.

Must have valid driver’s license. Occasional overnight travel and working at other District offices is required.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, minorities, woman, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should forward their resume and a letter of interest by October 9, 2017 to:

Richard J. Ferrara, Human Resources
Hudson River-Black River Regulating District
350 Northern Boulevard, Suite 304
Albany, NY 12204

 

NEWS RELEASE
April 10, 2017

State’s Reservoirs PREVENT MAJOR HUDSON RIVER FLOODING

Great Sacandaga Lake and Indian Lake Reservoir Reduce Peak Hudson River Flow by 67%
 
The Great Sacandaga Lake and Indian Lake Reservoir provided 2.23 billion cubic feet of water storage on April 7 preventing the Hudson River from reaching major flood stage from the Town of Hadley to Fort Edward.  The State’s two Hudson River regulating reservoirs stored more than 16.64 billion gallons of runoff on Friday, reducing the peak Hudson River flow by approximately 32,850 cubic feet per second (cfs) Friday morning.
 
Last week’s rainfall and runoff from melting snow caused the Hudson River to reach an average flow of about 16,400 cfs at Hadley on Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  With the storage capacity of the Great Sacandaga Lake and Indian Lake Reservoir, the Hudson River at Fort Edward never reached flood stage.
 
Without the combined storage capacity of the State’s Hudson River regulating reservoirs, Hudson River flow at Corinth would have peaked at more than 49,250 cfs, and would have resulted in Hudson River flow exceeding major flood stage at Fort Edward by more than 2.3 feet on April 7.  Operation of the Great Sacandaga Lake reduced the height of flood water by more than 6.2 feet, significantly reducing potential flood damage to buildings, roads and bridges in Hadley, Corinth, South Glens Falls, Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, and Fort Edward.
 
If Great Sacandaga Lake had not been constructed to retain a flood event like that which occurred on Friday then major flooding including roads in Northumberland, camps in Lake Luzerne, parts of Route 9N in Corinth, and numerous roads and property in the Village of Fort Edward would have been inundated.

NEWS RELEASE
March 2, 2017

STATE’S RESERVOIRS REDUCE HUDSON RIVER FLOODING

Great Sacandaga Lake and Indian Lake Reservoir Reduce Peak Hudson River Flow by 70%
Stillwater Reservoir Reduce Peak Black River Flow by 13%

The Great Sacandaga Lake and Indian Lake Reservoir provided 1.89 billion cubic feet of water storage on Saturday, February 26, reducing the level of flooding in the Hudson River from the Town of Hadley to Fort Edward. The State’s two Hudson River regulating reservoirs stored more than 14.1 billion gallons of runoff on Saturday, reducing the Hudson River flow by approximately 29,900 cubic feet per second (cfs).

Rainfall and runoff from melting snow on Friday and Saturday caused the Hudson River to peak at a flow rate of 16,200 cfs at Hadley on February 26, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Thanks to the storage capacity of the Great Sacandaga Lake and Indian Lake Reservoir, the Hudson River at Fort Edward never reached flood stage. Without the combined storage capacity of the State’s Hudson River regulating reservoirs, Hudson River flow at Corinth would have peaked at more than 42,600 cfs, and would have resulted in Hudson River flow exceeding major flood stage at Fort Edward on February 26. Operation of the Great Sacandaga Lake significantly reduced potential flood damage to buildings, roads and bridges in Hadley, Corinth, South Glens Falls, Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, and Fort Edward.

Reservoirs in the Regulating District’s Black River Area also experienced increased inflow on Saturday, and stored approximately 0.16 billion cubic feet, or 1.19 billion gallons of runoff. Stillwater Reservoir reduced the Black River flow by approximately 2,000 cfs, and reduced the daily average flow at Watertown by approximately 13%.

District Meetings Canceled

The District’s Annual Organizational and Regular Monthly meetings scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2017 were cancelled due to the lack of a quorum required to conduct public business pursuant to Open Meetings Law.

Both meetings have been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 14, 2016, at the Northampton Town Hall.

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