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13 states catalog culverts to protect fish, mitigate floods

WCAX - 12:59 pm Mon Jun 22nd, 2015

Thirteen Eastern states are working to keep track of the often-unseen culverts that despite their invisibility are critical to wildlife habitat and minimizing flood damage.

The culvert-cataloging program being run out of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will help state and local planners in the six New England states and others keep track of which culverts are designed to modern standards and which must be upgraded or replaced.

UMass professor Scott Jackson says many culverts failed during Tropical Storm Irene and Superstorm Sandy.

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