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News Brief - Summer 2009:

Adirondack Park Agency Maps "Watershed Protection Area" that Specifies Visibility from Sacandaga Reservoir
The Adirondack Park Agency has stopped construction of a home high above the Sacandaga Reservoir because it would be within view of the water as a result of a fire and blowdown, according to a property owner who telephoned PRFA after giving up hope of using his dream property. The APA web site shows town maps, such as the town of Day, of "Watershed Protection Areas," that actually are depictions of visibility from the reservoir, rather than watershed areas for the Sacandaga. High elevation lands facing the reservoir, but several miles distant, are mapped as "visible," along with most lands within a mile or so that slope toward the reservoir.

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