RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Ten North Carolina local governments are getting financial help from the state to restore streams, reduce erosion, and study future water supplies.
The N.C. Division of Water Resources awarded $966,177 for the Water Resources Development Project Grant Program. Money for the grants was generated by appropriations from the General Assembly.
The division awarded:
-- Haywood County Soil and Water Conservation District a $33,577 grant to stabilize 2,300 feet of eroding streambank along Ratcliff Cove Branch.
-- Haywood County Soil and Water Conservation District a $30,600 grant to stabilize 1,600 feet of eroding streambank along Rogers Cove Creek.
--Lansing a $120,000 grant to construct a 3,000-foot greenway along Big Horse Creek.
-- North Wilkesboro a $96,000 grant to construct a stormwater wetland to treat stormwater before it flows into the Yadkin River.
-- Surry County Soil and Water Conservation District a $121,000 grant for a restoration project along the Ararat River in Mount Airy.
-- The N.C. Forest Service a $45,000 grant to improve the water quality in the Little River in Transylvania County.
-- Wallace a $25,000 grant for a stormwater system upgrade along North Duplin Street.
-- Wilmington a $45,000 grant to study shoreline improvements along two miles of downtown river front.
-- Yancey County Soil and Water Conservation District a $200,000 grant to remove the Cane River Dam and stabilize 2,500 feet of eroding streambank.
The state also awarded $250,000 to the N.C. Division of Soil and Water Conservation to be distributed to multiple eastern North Carolina counties for the removal of storm debris from streams.
The counties include Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Martin, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell and Washington.