Dove Creek winds its way through Amsterdam, New York, starting in the north and eventually making its way to the larger Mohawk River that cuts through the main part of the city. Aging concrete retaining walls protect the city from the creek’s water, but frequent flooding after a tropical storm threatened damage to buildings near the creek, including St. Mary’s Hospital.
As part of the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plan, FEMA funded a two-phased flood wall improvement project to protect the city from further flood damage. PRIME AE designed and provided construction phase engineering and inspection services for both phases. Phase I of the project included the replacement of failing concrete flood walls along the upper portion of Dove Creek Hospital parking lot after flooding in the facility’s basement forced the evacuation of 70 patients.
Phase II consisted of the replacement of failing concrete flood walls along the lower portion of the Dove Creek. As part of the plan to shore up the flood walls, our team coordinated the appraisal of a residential home that needed to be razed before Phase II could begin.
PRIME AE’s partnership with FEMA and the city of Amsterdam helped keep Dove Creek safely within its banks, keeping city residents and institutions safe for years to come.