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The construction site of the new hydropower plant on the Raquette river.
The construction site of the new hydropower plant on the Raquette river.

Fingers crossed, Potsdam harnesses Raquette's power

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We're all shivering from the arctic cold, but village of Potsdam officials aren't complaining. Half of the Raquette River is being diverted as workers build a second hydroelectric plant in the village. The four megawatt project will bring the village new revenue and green energy when it goes online next summer. But officials worry another thaw could interfere with the project. David Sommerstein reports.

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David Sommerstein
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