Prime Hook Beach

Residents in Delaware’s Bayshore area got a look at plans by Delaware officials yesterday to deal with the drainage problems that have plagued the area.

The Delaware Division of Watershed Stewardship point to ten priority areas.

WBOC reports that these ranged from one in Pickering Beach and three in Kitts Hummock to a number of them such as Slaughter, Prime Hook and Lewes among others.

Brooks Cahall, manager of the drainage program, told residents that the plan was to make small repairs that could have a major impact on the flooding issue.

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MILTON, Del. (AP) - A $38 million effort is underway to restore marshland at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Sussex County.
Officials say the project will create a marsh and beach that can better withstand storms and the effects of climate change
The project has been partially funded by federal money from the Superstorm Sandy relief fund.

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware Transportation officials say Prime Hook Road is open again following flooding that closed the road during last week's winter storm.

The road connects Prime Hook Beach to Coastal Highway and runs along the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. The storm cut off the main access to the Delaware Bay community in Sussex County. The road is used by about 200 year-round residents.