Brig. Gen. Margaret Burcham meets with stakeholders
On Tuesday afternoon December 17, 2013, Rep. Tom Reed and Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander Brig. Gen. Margaret Burcham met with stakeholders and officials in Mayville, Dunkirk and Silver Creek, New York. Pittsburgh District commander Col. Bernard Lindstrom and Buffalo District commander Lt. Col. Owen Beaudoin also took part, along with key Corps staff. Issues discussed included sediment buildup, algal blooms and invasive plant species in Chautauqua Lake; dredging in Dunkirk and Barcelona and dredging and flooding in Silver Creek. The overriding theme was economic impacts associated with tourism and related businesses. Speaking of Brig. Gen. Burcham, Rep. Reed said, “Her coming here I think has left an impression, a positive impression.”

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