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FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Awards Nearly $1 Million For Spring Gut Watershed Project

CHRISTIANSTED — The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded nearly $1 million to the territory on Wednesday for the Spring Gut watershed project.

This watershed, when working properly, drains and directs the hillside water in the Gallows Bay area to the Caribbean Sea.

Improper drainage and flooding of the watershed has occurred for decades and is a source of chronic damage in both the harbor and hillside areas, increasing damage to residential property, local businesses and infrastructure, according to FEMA.

Revitalizing the Spring Gut watershed will reduce erosion and hazards to the marine coastal environment and Mount Welcome hillside communities, improving the quality of life for residents and visitors.

For more information, read our news release: https://go.usa.gov/xEhqj and visit: stxfoundation.org or vitrails.org for the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development and the Virgin Islands Trail Alliance.

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