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8:42 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Federal Funding to Combat Sea Level Rise in Delaware

Wetlands
Credit dnrec.delaware.gov

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's congressional delegation is touting federal funding of about $7 million to help pay for projects that will help minimize coastal flooding along the Delaware Bay and improve wetland and beach habitats.

Members of the delegation planned to join state environmental secretary Collin O'Mara on Friday for a boat tour of Mispillion Harbor and the bayshore to view areas that will be helped with the federal funding.

Officials announced earlier this month that Delaware would receive funds to help protect infrastructure and communities along the bayshore from future coastal storms and sea level rise.

The projects will benefit more than 15,000 acres of tidal marshes and wetlands and more than three miles of shoreline, while protecting more than two miles of navigation channels.