Dredging of Irondequoit Bay begins Monday

Updated: 07/21/2014 11:28 PM
Created: 07/21/2014 4:17 AM WHEC.com

It's been a complaint among boaters for years: sediment and silt in Irondequoit Bay.

On Monday, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to kick off a $750,000 project to clear the sediment from the bay.

Part of the funding for the project comes from the Disaster Relief Act, as silt built up in the bay after Superstorm Sandy. Officials say an estimated 15,000 cubic yards of sediment will be cleared from the water this week alone. The majority of the dredging will take place between the piers of the bay to ensure safe navigation.

The last time the bay was dredged was back in 2008.

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