Hudson River project expected to save millions of fish

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Office of General Services unveiled a project Monday along the Hudson River that they hope will save millions of fish.

The Wedgewire Project is a system made up of eight cylindrical screens. Water is pumped through screens from the Hudson River to help cool the Empire State Plaza during the summer months.

Without the screens, American shad and river herring were getting killed in the process.

While they are fully functional now, there is still some more construction work that should be completed by the winter.