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Posted 9/6/2018

Release no. 18-015


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Dr. Michael Izard-Carroll
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Buffalo, NYThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District resumed sediment removal Tuesday in Braddock Bay and expects to continue operations throughout the rest of the month.

The sediment removal is part of the Corps of Engineers’ ecosystem restoration project currently underway at the bay. As part of the overall ecosystem restoration project, the Corps of Engineers has previously completed construction of a barrier beach and emergent wetland.

Boaters should exercise caution when traveling the area. Sediment removal activities will include hydraulic and mechanical removal of material. Boaters can expect to encounter large equipment in the bay.

“Public safety is extremely important to us,” said Sheila Hint, project manager with the USACE, Buffalo District. “We encourage boaters to pay close attention to all markers and signage, and to move cautiously through the area while construction is underway.”

The U.S. Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District delivers world class engineering solutions to the Great Lakes Region, the Army and the Nation in order to ensure national security, environmental sustainability, water resource management, and emergency assistance during peace and war.

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