The third phase of the dredging project along Lake Ontario, as part of the REDI plan, is officially underway.
The state says it’s giving counties information they need to update, expand, and implement an existing regional dredging management plan, according to WHEC-TV.
It’s part of the state’s plan to repair and build resiliency in communities who are navigating annual, destructive floods.
Dredging in Monroe, Orleans, and Wayne Counties was completed in phases one and two.
Those communities are already on-edge as they look ahead to a spring season, which experts say could be worse than any flooding season before.
Communities like Sodus Point have already reached state of emergency level, to access funds when the time comes.