During the second week of May, the next phase of construction at the Schoharie Reservoir in New York, better known as the Gilboa Dam, has started. A microtunneling machine has been lowered 182 feet down into a jacking shaft to begin mining more than 2,000 feet of underground tunnel. The $142 million project will allow the Department of Environmental Protection of New York to release water from the reservoir into the Schoharie Creek. At the project completion, DEP will be able to perform dam maintenance, mitigate flood risk for downstream communities and enhance habitat for fish and wildlife. Since 2010 to date, D&B has provided Construction Management services to the $400 million Gilboa Dam Upgrade and Reconstruction Program.