Owasco Flats restoration project on hold again

A project to reduce nutrients into the Owasco Inlet has hit yet another roadblock, delaying work until possibly this winter or next spring.

The Owasco Flats Wetland Restoration and Riparian Buffers Initiative seemed to overcome its hurdles after the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued permits to begin the work last month. The project, which has been in the works since 2011, creates sediment control basins that filter water entering the inlet. The idea is to cut back on the massive dirt plumes that have entered into Owasco Lake.

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