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April 16, 2013

Sandy money to be used for dredging

Wilson, Olcott and Oak Orchard affected

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US Army Corps of Engineers:· Wilson Harbor was last dredged in 2000 when 5,100 cubic yards of material was removed. This harbor should be dredged every three to five years. The current sediment backlog is estimated at approximately 55,000 cubic yards. • Oak Orchard Harbor in the Town of Carlton in Orleans County was last dredged in 2004 when 10,700 cubic yards of material was removed. This harbor should be dredged every three to five years. In order to maintain adequate channel depth, 18,000 cubic yards of dredging will be required. The total sediment backlog is estimated at approximately 35,000 cubic yards. • Olcott Harbor was last dredged in 1997 when 9,900 cubic yards of material was removed. This harbor should be dredged every five to 10 years. The current sediment backlog is estimated at approximately 55,000 cubic yards.

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