West Virginia Receives $28 Million for Flood Control Projects

October 30, 2009

More than $28 million is coming to West Virginia as part of federal legislation to control flooding across the nation.

U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd’s office says nearly $22 million will be spent to widen Island Creek in Logan. The creek has been the scene of six major floods in the past 30 years.

The legislation includes $1.4 million for levees and other flood control measures on the Greenbrier River in Marlinton. A similar amount was approved for a project on the Mud River at Milton.

Nearly $3 million will go to relocating McDowell County businesses and homes along the Tug Fork River.

Another $807,000 will finance studies on flood control on the Cherry River at Richwood and the Upper Guyandotte River.

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