2017 December 03

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Albany City Hall
Bakers Mills
Cat & Thomas Mountains Preserve
East Branch Sacandaga River
Hadley Parabolic Bridge
Pauline Murdock Wildlife Management Area
Solid Waste

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This week we reach the earliest sunsets of the year at 4:22 PM or there around. Generally a fairly cool and cloudy week on tap, with some rain mid-week. Tuesday looks to be the warmest day of week, quite warm by recent standards with temperatures making a run at 50. Then as we head into the weekend, there will be a bit of wind chills to keep an eye on, especially at night.

Weather Summary
Tonight. Patchy Fog and 20 degrees , 7:09 sunrise.
Monday. Patchy Fog then Partly Sunny and 40 degrees , 4:23 sunset.
Monday Night. Mostly Cloudy then Chance of Rain/Snow and 30 degrees , 7:10 sunrise.
Tuesday. Chance of Rain then Showers and 48 degrees , 4:22 sunset.
Tuesday Night. Showers then Rain/Snow and 31 degrees , 7:11 sunrise.
Wednesday. Snow then Chance of Snow Showers and 35 degrees , 4:22 sunset.
Wednesday Night. Mostly Cloudy and 21 degrees , 11 max wind chill, 7:12 sunrise.
Thursday. Partly Sunny and 31 degrees , 11 max wind chill, 4:22 sunset.
Thursday Night. Partly Cloudy and 18 degrees , 13 max wind chill, 7:13 sunrise.
Friday. Partly Sunny and 31 degrees , 13 max wind chill, 4:22 sunset.
Friday Night. Mostly Cloudy and 17 degrees , 12 max wind chill, 7:14 sunrise.
Saturday. Chance of Snow and 31 degrees , 12 max wind chill, 4:22 sunset.
Saturday Night. Chance of Snow Showers and 19 degrees , 8 max wind chill, 7:15 sunrise.

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Rapp Road Landfill Yearly Tonnage, 1991-2016

In recent years, the City of Albany has tried to maximize their profitability at the Rapp Road Landfill by taking in more different types of waste, including asbestos-contaminated materials, industrial wastes, sewage sludge incinerator waste, and petroleum contaminated soil.

Data Source: NYSDEC Annual Solid Waste Facility Reports, 2016. ftp://ftp.dec.state.ny.us/dshm/SWMF/Annual%20Reports_Solid%20Waste%20Management%20Facility/Annual%20Reports_by%20Activity%20Type/Landfill/Landfill%20Annual%20Reports%20-%202016/R4/01S02_Albany_SWMF_msw_R4_2016.2017-03-01.AR.pdf

Map: Pauline Murdock Wildlife Management Area

Map: Pauline Murdock Wildlife Management Area

The primary purposes of Pauline Murdock Wildlife Management Area (WMA) are for wildlife management, wildlife habitat management, and wildlife-dependent recreation. This WMA is a 68.5 acre parcel. In 1974, the property was received as a gift from Mr. Robert B. Murdock, in memory of his wife Pauline. It was accepted as a state refuge to enhance and perpetuate local wildlife.

About 5 acres of the parcel is flood plain and the rest is a moderately steep mountain slope. A manmade canal clearly accentuates the terminus of the flood plain and the base of the mountain. This canal now directs snow melt and rainfall to a very small man made pond to a log crib dam and continues to the Boquet River.

The flood plain is currently in a pioneer old field successional stage. A variety of grasses and wildflowers compliment the area and provide seasonal color change. Wild grape vines cling to the remaining fence post and wire. Raspberry, lilac, and red barberry bushes denote buried building foundation sites. White pine, quaking aspen, speckled alder, and fire cherry are the primary woody plants. The mountain slope is a mature white pine-northern hardwood forest. The primary forest species include white pine, eastern hemlock, sugar maple, beech, red pine, and red oak.