Brooks: $265,000 Grant Awarded to Rehab Conneautville Dam

HARRISBURG – Conneautville Borough will receive a $265,000 grant to repair the Conneautville Dam so it meets federal and state safety requirements, according to Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50).

Both the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection identified the dam as a high hazard potential dam.

“These repairs will help protect the families and businesses of Conneautville,” Brooks said. “Utilizing this grant will help to defray costs and move us closer to completing this project.”

Funding will be used to realign the auxiliary spillway channel, expand the training dike to comply with NRCS criteria, install a sheet pile wall to prevent auxiliary spillway flow from entering the gully next to the exit channel and reconfigure the eight-inch diameter embankment drainpipes.

The grant was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority under its Flood Mitigation Program.

CONTACT: Adam Gingrich, 717-787-1322

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