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State Funding Awarded for Bloomsburg Flood Protection

From left to right: Sen. Gordner, Commissioners David Kovach, Chris Young, and Rich Ridgway, and Rep. Millard.

Columbia County will be receiving $4,000,000 to assist in the ongoing efforts to protect the Town of Bloomsburg from flood events.

Senator John Gordner and Representative David Millard made the announcement to the County Commissioners at their meeting on November 17th.

Once the Bloomsburg Flood Project is fully completed, the majority of the homes that suffered substantial loss in 2011 from Tropical Storm Lee-related flooding will be protected during future flooding events.

Several additional millions of state funding dollars had been acquired over the last several years to get the flood protection system to the present stage.

“These substantial state dollars set the stage for major improvements to current flood protections for the Town of Bloomsburg,” Gordner said. “This includes the hopeful expansion of the flood wall in the west end upon completion of all impact studies and models.”

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