Dredging projects to help boost tourism in New York
The state of New York has completed 20 dredging projects in eight counties along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River to boost recreation and the economy. The $15 million project is part of a $300 million resiliency and economic development initiative to help communities recovering from damage caused by high water levels along the lake and river.
The work extends from Orleans to St. Lawrence counties. In Central New York, it includes projects in the Sandy Pond outlet in Oswego County, and Little Sodus Bay in Cayuga County.
In a release, Gov. Kathy Hochul said the flood prevention projects will prove essential to protecting aquatic and coastal habitats while also boosting tourism by ensuring safe access to boaters.