Lycoming County will receive state funding to be used to repair waterways damaged last year in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, state Sen. E. Eugene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, announced recently.
The $270,000 state Department of Environmental Protection Stream Improvement Program grant will help pay for work on Engle Run, Loyalsock Creek, Pleasant Stream, Plunketts Creek, Lycoming Creek, Glade Run and Little Muncy Creek, according to Yaw.
The funding will cover the 25-percent local share required for other funding to pay for the work, he said.
"Following the devastation of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, many of our waterways, streams and stream banks were completely decimated," Yaw said. "We have a long road ahead of us to make the necessary repairs, but this funding will certainly assist in that regard."
The funding, which will be released to the county commissioners, will pay for the installation of riprap along the targeted streams on properties in Plunketts Creek, Cascade, McIntyre, Fairfield and Jordan townships and Muncy Borough, according to a DEP award letter.
Riprap is rock installed to protect stream banks and bridge abutments from water or ice erosion.