March 5, 2014 – Money found for Dredging of port, bay –
Original story by Steve Orr, staff writer, appeared in the March 5th issue of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Fairport announced additional funds for dredging along the south shore of Lake Ontario. “She is still fighting to establish a regular schedule of dredging,” said Eric Walker, a spokesman for Slaughter. [This was first proposed in 2000 and that plan is in the process of being updated.] $1.61 million had been proposed this round for Sandy-related work. Slaughter and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. were able to successfully argue for an additional $2.55 million to permit fully dredging both the Port of Rochester and the Irondequoit Bay channel, $4,160,000 and $700,000 respectively. The Port of Rochester dredging will span two years.
“At least four other New York ports on Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, including Oak Orchard harbor in Orleans County and Little Sodus [Fair Haven] harbor in Cayuga County, have been scheduled for removal of Sandy-related siltation,” Orr reported.
Great Sodus Bay is not included in this round.
To read the entire article: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2014/03/04/port-rochester-slaughter-dredging/6030561/
Dave Scudder, SOS President