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Friday, April 19, 2013

Dredging

Long delayed dredging of Lake Ontario harbours set for 2014

News - April 18, 2013
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) has announced that the long awaited dredging of three Lake Ontario harbours is on track to happen next year.
Collins says the Army Corp of Engineers now has the funding it needs to perform maintenance dredging in Oak Orchard, Olcott and Wilson harbours.
“The dredging of these three local harbours is long overdue,” said Collins. “Local residents and government leaders have been pushing the federal government to prioritize the work in order to maintain and maximize the harbours’ economic and recreational importance.
"These waterways are not only used for summer boating and recreation, but play a critical role in supporting the regional economy through the charter fishing industry.
"As a new member of Congress, I will push to make sure this long delayed work finally happens in the summer of 2014.” Read the rest here

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