Posted at: 09/13/2012 6:57 PM
| Updated at: 09/13/2012 8:34 PM
By: Bill Lambdin
One year after record flooding profoundly changed several local communities; officials are meeting to see what lessons have been learned.
While no one government agency has responsibility for controlling raging flood waters, many departments had various roles.
Not everything was done as effectively as it should have been, leading to lawsuits, complaints and a large amount of damage.
The goal is to reduce future damage.
Even the experts were hocked by the sheer volume of water brought by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee.
Scientists gathered in Herkimer this afternoon. Making presentations about various aspects of the 2011 floods. Looking to learn lessons.
In layman's terms, that means last year's flood peaked near Cranesville more than three feet above the highest level in 500 years.