WASHINGTON — Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) is announcing the passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Wednesday through the United States House of Representatives.

“I am proud to support this piece of legislation because it included funding for the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study,” Jacobs said. “This will be a comprehensive assessment of the entire Great Lakes Shoreline - 5,300 miles - by the Army Corps of Engineers. The end product of this assessment will be a plan of action on how to protect our shorelines from the flood damage we’ve seen over the last several years. In our region, the communities on Lake Ontario have suffered the most.”

Jacobs said the estimated time for this assessment is one year.

“We need to make sure the Army Corps completes the portion of the study for our region as soon as possible because we have to better protect the communities along our Great Lakes, and we don’t have time to waste,” he said.

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