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Susquehanna River blockage in Kirkwood?

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I read River Run II Golf Links has closed. So I googled it and clicked on the map. Shocked to see most of the river blocked. Anyone have an explanation for this?

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A closer view from another angle of the Google satellite image shows what appear to be tire tracks.

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Google Earth or whatever service you’re using is not a real time view.   What you’re seeing could be several years old.  There should be a date someplace on the the image.  

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Good point. Date is 2019 on the first photo. Although the trees with full leafage makes that in question.

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Given the foliage present in the image it is not current.  Trees are barren this time of year.  The 2019 date you reference is most likely a copyright date, not the date the image was taken.  Looks to me like it shows muddy runoff from a stream feeding into the river, possibly from last year’s flash flooding that made such a mess on Court St.  Pure speculation on my part given that I don’t know when this image is dated.  

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Scanning further on the Google Maps image I see no lights on the SV Hi field. They were installed last summer. The Dicks Distribution Center is completed, save the north expansion. So the imagery could be  summer 2017. If anyone can find a more recent image please post.

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a lot of that is from the bad rain storms back in August. Kirkwood got hit pretty hard with he 'gully washers'... Foley Rd and around there

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16 hours ago, DanCooper said:

Someone needs to drive by and take a look.

“I drove by and didn’t see anything happening.”

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That blockage has been there for years. Its really not a blockage. When ever the creek over flows in 5 Mile point all the debris goes to the river creating it. I myself have walked down the creek to fish the river what i call a point. Fast water on the left. I have Kayaked it many times.

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The most recent local historical imagery available on Google Earth is from 10/2017, but from the original screenshot, I can see this was taken from their 3D model of the area, which was in summer of 2015 or 2016 (I forget which).

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Erosion down Park Creek.  Periodically the gravel bars are removed from the river to keep it from wandering.

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4 hours ago, BubbaGump said:

Why would you even consider dredging the river??? 

To make it flow, as opposed to flooding? Just guessing, as I am nowhere near a certified riveritologist :)

 

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The rivers needed to be dredged 20 years ago but you don't think their ever going to  do you?  Broome county is history.

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12 hours ago, BubbaGump said:

The rivers needed to be dredged 20 years ago but you don't think their ever going to  do you?  Broome county is history.

Broome County is not "history".  It's where we grew up and where many loved ones still live. It's alive, with all of it's charms and warts.

It surely does need some work, as does all of NY State.

Glad we moved south, but we have an undying love for BC.

 

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19 hours ago, BubbaGump said:

The rivers needed to be dredged 20 years ago but you don't think their ever going to  do you?  Broome county is history.

Pretty soon you’ll be history too. Just like the rest of us. 

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On 4/7/2019 at 12:02 PM, BubbaGump said:

The rivers needed to be dredged 20 years ago but you don't think their ever going to  do you?  Broome county is history.

Disagree. This place is not as bad as some of the crushingly negative locals say it is on social media. 

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