About Zachary Matson

Zachary Matson has been an environmental reporter for the Explorer since October 2021. He is focused on the many issues impacting water and the people, plants and wildlife that rely on it in the Adirondack Park. Zach worked at daily newspapers in Missouri, Arizona and New York for nearly a decade, most recently working as the education reporter for six years at the Daily Gazette in Schenectady.

Reader Interactions


  1. Richard Carlson says

    I agree with Brian above – why no hydro-power engineering for this project? The 1987 rehab mentioned started the “Summer Rafting” – the lake was drawn down a lot during July/Aug to facilitate repairs.

  2. Tom Paine says

    No power generation? Some low hanging fruit and NYS squanders it away. Lets guess who does want it in their backyard. Must be if it is Canadian then it is acceptable green.

  3. ARCHIMEDES says

    The difference between Switzerland and the U.S. is that the Swiss are smart and forward thinking enough to engineer a very simple, fish-friendly, Archimedes generator as part of repairing such a dam, while the Americans no longer think. Bergmann should design like the Swiss.

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