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Como Park Lake Dredging Begins

By Eileen Buckley

Cheektowaga, NY – A dredging of Como Park Lake in Lancaster is underway.

Erie County Legislator Dale Larson said Friday a great deal of sediment has built up over the past ten years.

Crews are expected to dredge out twenty thousand cubic yards of sediment along the lake.

Larson said the dredging should be completed in two months.

"By the end of summer we should be able to fill it back in with water and enjoy the lake," said Larson. "My other goal is to have canoes on the lake and drop lake levels in winter time so we can bring back ice skating."

Dead trees and other large items will be removed from the lake.

The $300,000 project will include reconstruction of a lake retaining wall and roadway and restroom repairs at the park.