Funding Announced To Protect Chatham-Kent From Flooding

Thursday March 28th, 2019

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Chatham-Kent will see millions in funding for a major flooding mitigation project that will make communities in the surrounding area more protected to natural disasters.

The project involves reinforcing shorelines on the Thames River, Sydenham River and McGregor Creek, and ensuring that local essential services have the increased capacity needed to manage extreme weather events.

The 6th Street Dam will also be replaced in order to reduce potential flooding and ice jams from the nearby rivers. Increasing the capacity to handle storms will reduce property damage to over 56,000 residents.

In total. the Government of Canada is investing over $16.5 million to this project through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund, with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent providing the remainder.

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