Created: January 21, 2020 03:58 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — New York lawmakers are calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to create a resiliency blueprint to protect Great Lakes shorelines.
U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand want the USACE to include a “Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study” in its 2020 Work Plan, and to fund new Great Lakes shoreline protections.
The senators are asking for the study and funding after record flooding in 2017 and 2019 that damaged private and public property.
With the risk of continued high water, the senators said the USACE must act now to protect Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and the St, Lawrence Seaway.
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