O’burg, Morristown harbors listed as dredging sites
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 5:16 pm

Gov. Cuomo’s office has listed Ogdensburg and Morristown Harbor as two of 20 places along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shore selected as dredging sites “to increase the resilience of shoreline communities.”

The governor announced he is spending $300 million on his “Resiliency Economic Development Initiative, $15 million of which is going “to address a backlog of projects at harbor navigation channels along the southern shore of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River,” the announcement from his office said.

In St. Lawrence County, two projects, Ogdensburg "City Front Channel" and the Morristown Navigation Channel were named as dredging project sites. Work there is expected to begin in July 2021

The regional dredging projects are described as addressing “the necessary maintenance dredging of ... navigation channels, utilized primarily for recreational boating and refuge, and to provide the counties with a roadmap for maintaining the channels in the future.”

The governor spoke recently at a stop at Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario to promote the program and to speak about what he says is the fault of the International Joint Commission for the flooding last year on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, and about his suit against them.