Keene, NY, Dec 20, 2011 — In the weeks following tropical storm Irene, environmental groups blasted state and local officials for dredging and straightening sections of the Ausable River. The work was done in an effort to prevent future flooding and to protect neighborhoods in Keene, Jay and Ausable Forks. But critics say the dredging damaged crucial fish habitat and gave the river an unnatural appearance. As Todd More reports, efforts have now begin to restore the Ausable.
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