- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Three Hudson Valley communities will benefit from $383,000 in government grants for projects designed to reduce flooding, improve water quality are restore aquatic habitats.

The money for culvert-replacement projects is being administered by the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program.

The Town of Ancram in Columbia County received $220,000 to control flooding and protect American eel and brown trout by replacing at least two culverts.

Scenic Hudson will use $98,000 for culvert work on the Klyne Esopus Kill that will expand the habitat of herring and eels. And Ulster County will replace an existing culvert on a tributary to the Sawkill Creek in the Town of Kingston for $65,000.

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