Plans to make Lake Ontario shoreline communities more resilient take shape

Plans to toughen up Lake Ontario’s shoreline against high lake levels became clearer Monday when the state’s Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Commission spelled out the projects it’s considering to improve lakeshore communities’ ability to withstand flooding.

At the Irondequoit Public Library, the commission met with local leaders from around Monroe County and discussed 50 projects in the county still being considered.

“Some of these things are actually relatively easy fixes that probably should’ve been done a while ago,” Irondequoit town Supervisor Dave Seeley said.

“But, this funding really does help facilitate that. If you’re talking about the state paying upwards of 85%, these are projects made more feasible for us.”

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