NY awards $2 million in grants to reduce flood risks along Hudson River estuary

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ALBANY, New York — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced more than $2 million in state grants for projects protecting communities along the Hudson River estuary from future flooding, storm surges, and rising sea levels.

The climate adaptation projects are funded by the state's Environmental Protection Fund.

The projects will stabilize shorelines to reduce storm damage to culverts, roads and bridges. The projects are also designed to protect water quality and habitat.

Under one project, Cornell Cooperative Extension Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Schoharie and Ulster counties are conducting municipal and landowner workshops on post-flood stream management and flood resilience.

Another project will assess climate change flood risk in the Mohawk and Hudson River Basins.

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