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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