Gowanda seeks plan approval to fix water reservoir

GOWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Village of Gowanda was under a state of emergency in May of 2014 as creeks and streams rose above their banks.

More than a year later, the Village still can’t use the reservoir. Friday, a lawmaker is going to ask the federal government to help with the Village calls a dire situation.

Village officials have been working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to identify the problem with the reservoir and create a solution.

A plan has been sent to FEMA and requested funding to complete; officials are now waiting for approval.

Sen. Charles Schumer met with Gowanda’s Mayor and Disaster Coordinator on Friday urging FEMA to approve the plan.

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