Jenifer Thalhauser is a New York representative on the work group, and project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She says the work group is studying why the region flooded. Thalhauser tells Julie Grant that floods are caused by more than just heavy rain.
Jenifer Thalhauser represents New York on a Work Group formed by the International Joint Commission to study the 2011 flooding of the Lake Champlain water basin.
She says a draft study will be made available to the public for comment in October. The final study, with recommendations for policy and possible landscape changes, will be published in December.
Thalhauser says none of the recommendations will be mandated, they will all be suggestions to prevent future floods.