by Tim Fenster, Lockport Journal

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Niagara County [N.Y.] has signed on to a multi-county plan to explore additional dredging in harbors along Lake Ontario, seeing it as a necessity after last year’s high water levels.

After the legislature’s vote Feb. 20, the county joined Orleans, Cayuga and Wayne counties in signing a memorandum of understanding to implement a Regional Dredging Management Plan at a cost of $5,000 apiece. All six counties along the lake are being asked to sign on to the plan, which will study the feasibility of dredging the harbors more frequently.

Legislator Clyde Burmaster, R-Ransomville, said the high water levels last year washed away more of the shoreline, and deposited much of that earth on the lake bed in the harbors.

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