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Sayre Flood Prevention Project to Benefit from More Impact Fees, Pickett Says
7/1/2016
HARRISBURG – More than $350,000 in Marcellus Shale impact fees will help prevent future flooding along the Cayuta Creek in Sayre, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) announced today.

The $352,000 in funding, approved this week by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, will help with bank stabilization efforts along the creek, which is a 35-mile long tributary of the Susquehanna River.

“Since the 2011 flooding from Tropical Storm Lee, the creek’s banks have eroded, resulting in gravel bars throughout the creek. This then forces the creek, especially during heavy rains, beyond its banks and threatens homes and businesses,” Pickett said. “This funding, which was made possible from Act 13 impact fees, will come from the state’s share, meaning that even more money is coming back to Bradford County.”

With the funding, Sayre Borough will stabilize a section of the Cayuta Creek bank, remove the gravel bars and incorporate two flood-prone benches which in turn will confine the creek base flow and lower storm events.

The funding will cover more than 80 percent of the overall project cost.

Representative Tina Pickett
110th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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