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Refuge in Va receives funds to manage water levels

Monday - 10/28/2013, 2:44pm  ET

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) -- The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is planning improvements to help manage the swamp's water levels.

The Department of the Interior awarded more than $3 million to the refuge for the project. The funding is part of $162 million announced by the department last week for 45 projects aimed at improving protection for Atlantic Coast communities from future powerful storms.

The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1eZKhaD ) reports that the refuge plans to replace and water control structures to help improve flood control, suppress fires and manage wildlife habitat.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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