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New York: Start of resiliency project in Town of Yates, Orleans County

Christian Fernsby |
Governor Kathy Hochul announced construction has begun on a $2.5 million resiliency project in the Town of Yates, Orleans County.

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The Yates Town Park serves as the only public recreation space with direct access to Lake Ontario, with over one acre of open space for recreation, including a pavilion and picnic area.

The park is a popular destination for both residents and visitors of the Town.

During the historic flooding of 2019, the park experienced substantial erosion along the shoreline.

The recreational space was inundated with water due to poor run off conditions, posing safety risks for park goers and inhibiting use of the park. The resiliency work to be undertaken will stabilize the shoreline, mitigate future flooding, and ensure continued access to Yates Town Park during high water events. The park will close to the public on October 18 and remain closed for the duration of the construction.

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