- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set aside more than $2.5 million for a pair of Lake Ontario dredging projects in the Rochester area.

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter of Rochester announced Tuesday that $2.2 million will be used to dredge the Port of Rochester, while another $350,000 go toward dredging nearby Irondequoit (uh-RAHN’-duh-kwoyt) Bay outlet.

That’s in addition to the more than $1.6 million in emergency relief funding that the Corps had said it would use to partly dredge the two sites by removing silt that built up in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

Dredging at both sites is scheduled to start this summer.

At least four other New York ports on Lake Ontario and Lake Erie have been scheduled for removal of Sandy-related silt buildups.