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Letter: Flood plan also needed for Cattaraugus Creek

Flood plan also needed for Cattaraugus Creek

It has been 25 years since the Army Corps of Engineers built the breakwaters at the mouth of Cattaraugus Creek. At that time, the Corps agreed to dredge the area every five years. It hasn’t been done once, causing the buildup of sediment. This, in turn, leads to more and higher flooding in the Sunset Bay area.

Reading in The News that Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Corps to develop a plan for Buffalo Creek flooding, perhaps he can also work to ease the flooding of Cattaraugus Creek. The Corps always states that it doesn’t have the funding to dredge. Maybe Schumer can find the funding.

Edward C. Koehler