In a partnership with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and the State of New York, the Baltimore District Corps of Engineers took on this restoration project in order to restore clean water, recover habitat, sustain fish and wildlife, conserve land and increase public access within the area. The project consists of 930 acres of lake habitat and 20 acres of wetlands and is located at the Whitney Point Flood Control Reservoir, Dorchester Park, Broome County, NY. The total project cost was about $7.1 million dollars and included several phases. A feasibility study was approved in 2002 which led to the completion of the plans and specifications for the project in 2007. Construction of the project lasted about 2 years and completed in 2009. Currently, the Corps is involved with post-construction monitoring of the project. Project monitoring is scheduled to complete in 2014.

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