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Specialists discuss Tropical Storms Irene and Lee's impacts on Hudson River

"Events like this don't just affect one part of the river," said Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Aquatic Ecologist Stuart Findlay. "It's everything from the watershed down to New York City."

Two tropical storms in August 2011 dropped an estimated 12 to 18 inches of rainfall, disrupting many lives in the region and causing ecological impacts on the Hudson River.

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