CT’s Eightmile River Project May be Deauthorized
October 29, 2013
House passage of the 2013 Water Resources Reform and Development Act late Wednesday opened the way for deauthorization of a navigation project on Connecticut’s Eightmile River—a project on which there has been no activity in more than 100 years.
The Eightmile River runs through several towns in eastern Connecticut and was designated by Congress in 2008 as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, which is designed to shield certain rivers from federal projects that could adversely affect their free-flowing nature. The Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Coordinating Committee has partnered with local, state and federal agencies to implement a watershed management plan.