U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer arrived in the Rochester area Monday afternoon to tour the Lake Ontario shoreline and get a first-hand look at the damage caused by rising waters.
Schumer is pushing for the funding of The Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study, which aims to create new protections for land and properties along the shoreline.
He is calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to study the full lakefront in hopes of preventing the lake from flooding in years to come. It would cost an estimated $12 million. Schumer says the funding would be set aside in the upcoming budget process.
Schumer touted the Army Corps’ work on Braddock Bay, and how it has helped protect that area from serious issues.
“We need what happened at Braddock Bay to happen everywhere, and we need the Army Corps of Engineers to use their expertise to show us exactly what to do to help pay for it,” he said.