Brown: Delaware Water Gap Approved for Watershed Restoration Protection Program
10/24/2014
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced this week that the Delaware Water Gap Borough will receive a $15,000 state grant to start rehabilitation work on Lake Lenape.

The Watershed Restoration and Protection Program grant is part of the Marcellus Legacy Fund established by Act 13 of 2012, and was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

The Delaware Water Gap Borough plans to rehabilitate Lake Lenape so it can become a recreational facility while maintaining its function as a prime best management practice (BMP) on the Caledonia Creek for sediment removal.

There is an emergency outlet structure in place consisting of a 24-inch diameter reinforced concrete pipe with concrete end walls that has experienced severe damage, and as a result, the control valve has become inoperable, causing the water level to breach the dam breast during severe storms. The borough plans to replace the outlet structure and control valve.

The total cost of the project is $20,000.

For more information about this Watershed Restoration Protection Program grant, or any state-related issue, contact Brown’s district office in East Stroudsburg located at 696 Seven Bridge Road, Suite 101, East Stroudsburg, by calling 570-420-8301. Information on current legislation can also be found on RepBrown.com and Facebook.com/RepBrown.

Representative Rosemary M. Brown
189th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Krisinda Corbin
717.705.2032
KCorbin@pahousegop.com  
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