- Associated Press - Monday, June 16, 2014

DOVER, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire is getting more than half a million dollars from the federal government to help guard against the kind of flooding that hit the East Coast during Superstorm Sandy.

The U.S. Department of the Interior on Monday announced a total of $102.7 million in funding to 11 states in the eastern U.S. The grants will help pay for a variety of projects to protect communities from storms like the October 2012 event.

In New Hampshire, the $550,000 grant will be used to remove two fish barriers on the Bellamy River in Dover. The project will restore 11 river miles, re-introduce a fish passage, reduce flooding, and improve water quality and safety. There are also matching funds of about $168,000.


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