Kayaking cancelled today!

9/7/2008:

“Questionable water quality” postpones today’s free kayaking uptown at the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse:

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From HCCB President David Downs:

Sewer overflow stinks

“Good morning Hoboken Boathouse supporters:

Although the skies may be sunny after a long day of rain yesterday (3.39 inches in NYC Central Park!), we unfortunately cannot run today’s scheduled program due to the questionable water quality in the Hudson River.

During large storms, the amount of rainfall overwhelms local sewer and storm water drainage systems, and creates a problem referred to as “Combined Sewer Overflow” (CSO). This is a major problem throughout the NY Metropolitan region, and you can read more here in a report by the Riverkeeper organization that explains CSO:

http://www.riverkeeper.org/campaign.php/pollution/the_facts/986-nyc-combined-sewer-overflows

Thanks for your understanding with this short amount of notice. As always, we will send out updates for any upcoming programs.”

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hbkn_resident
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hbkn_resident
8 years 18 days ago

interesting, i saw multiple nyc kayak groups launching off various west side highway areas.

homeworld
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8 years 18 days ago

There’s also no parking allowed anymore at Maxwell Place as of Friday.

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