State gets $193K to prepare for coastal erosion
By The Associated Press
The funds will go to the state’s Coastal Resources Management Council. They are available through a coastal zone management program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The CRMC is working on a project to identify coastal areas that are at high risk of erosion, storm surge and sea level rise. Data collected through the effort will be used to develop policies that help communities prepare for and minimize future damage from coastal hazards.
That could include restoring wetlands, coastal dunes and beaches to protect coastal homeowners and businesses.
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