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LaChute River

In Ticonderoga along the LaChute River Walk, Bicentennial Falls impresses visitors as the river, in its 2-mile descent from Lake George to Lake Champlain, drops over 220 feet, greater than the height of Niagara Falls.

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Sewer District No. 5 discharged approximately 17,500 gallons of untreated sewage and wastewater into the LaChute River Tuesday.

The permitted discharge took place at 157 Lake George Ave. around 1:54 p.m. It occurred because of heavy rains, according to a NY-Alert.

Flow was estimated at 500 gallons per minute, and the discharge duration was 35 minutes. 

For more information on sewage discharges, which are also known as combined sewer overflows, visit the state Department of Environmental Conservation's website at dec.ny.gov/chemical/90315.html.

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