Dredging begins at Braddock Bay on Lake Ontario

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Dredging at Braddock Bay in Monroe County started as part of the state’s $15 million REDI Regional Dredging Project, which removes built-up sediment from the bottom of the waterway to allow for continued safe passage of watercraft.

The dredging of up to 20 navigation channels along Lake Ontario’s south shore and the St. Lawrence River is a significant aspect of the governor’s $300 million Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative.

The Braddock Bay project will remove approximately 5,700 cubic yards of sediment and debris from an existing navigation channel. The dredged material will be used to nourish and build resiliency into the nearby beach.

The REDI Regional Dredging Project is designed to provide a comprehensive approach to the ongoing dredging needs for harbor navigation channels used primarily for recreational boating and refuge in the region. The project tackles the necessary dredging of up to 20 harbor navigation channels through Phases I and II. During Phase III, the state will provide counties with the information they need to update, expand, and implement long-term operational, maintenance, and funding plans to maintain recreational navigation channels in the future.

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