1/11/19by News Department on 01/11/19
Following a year with unprecedented rain events and catastrophic flooding, Governor Tom Wolf has announced more than $3 million in grants for projects to help reduce and control storm water for Pennsylvania communities.
Grants were awarded for nine projects, funded through the Growing Greener program.
Many of the projects involve stream bank restoration to repair and restore fish habitat and prevent future erosion.
Other projects are for floodplain restoration, which allows storm water to spread out and slow down, so it can be absorbed into the groundwater, rather than rushing over stream banks.
In Schuylkill County, the Mill Creek Flood Plain Restoration Project was approved. The $325,000 project will restore the flood plain and reduce flooding impacts along Mill Creek in the Borough of Port Carbon.