- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A dredging project aimed at clearing built-up silt from a Lake Ontario bay gets underway near Rochester.

WHEC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1qWAyXZ ) that Congresswoman Louise Slaughter will join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday to kick off a $750,000 project to clear sediment from the outlet of Irondequoit (uh-RAHN’-duh-kwoyt) Bay, just east of Rochester.

The buildup of silt after Superstorm Sandy has been causing problems for boaters and posing a danger to safe navigation.

Part of the funding for the project comes from the Disaster Relief Act. Officials say an estimated 15,000 cubic yards of sediment will be cleared from the water this week alone.

The bay was last dredged in 2008.

Slaughter announced in March that more than $2 million in federal funds would be used to dredge the bay and the nearby Port of Rochester.


Information from: WHEC-TV, http://www.10nbc.com



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