- Associated Press - Saturday, July 19, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Four West Virginia counties are sharing $14.2 million in federal funds for watershed management projects.

The funding announced by Sen. Joe Manchin is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Natural Resources Conservation Service. The money is intended for planning, design and construction of watershed structures, such as dams.

More than $10 million is headed to Preston County for the Upper Deckers Creek site. The rest of the money includes $2.4 million for Mercer County, $1 million for Grant County, and $473,000 for Marshall County.

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