Fifth Season of Hudson River Dredging About to Start (USA)

Fifth Season of Hudson River Dredging About to Start

The fifth season of environmental dredging in the Upper Hudson River will begin next month.

This phase will continue through October in a 14-mile section of the Upper Hudson between Schuylerville and Stillwater, Saratoga County.

Dredging began near Fort Edward, 40 miles north of Albany, in 2009, and GE’s contractors thus far have removed 70 percent of the total that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency targeted for removal.

Once this season’s work is completed, dredging will continue for one more season in 2015.

Work on the river is scheduled to be completed in 2016 with habitat planting and reconstruction.

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April 29, 2014

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