Stamford Gets $800K to Upgrade Hurricane Barrier System

Ocean and harbor levels just after peak tide was attained at the Stamford Hurricane Barrier, Stamford, Conn., Oct. 30, 2012, as Hurricane Sandy made its way up the East Coast. Photo/Army Corps of Engineers.

StamfordPatch: On Tuesday, Senators Joseph I. Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Jim Himes, and Mayor Pavia announced that the City of Stamford has been selected by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to receive $800,000 for disaster resiliency to upgrade the Dyke Lane Pumping Station, part of the Stamford Hurricane Barrier.

The pump station keeps the Stamford Hurricane Barrier from failing, and protects the Harbor Point development and Southern Stamford from significant storm damage.  Currently, city officials risk life and limb to operate pumping stations during storms, but with the upgrade made possible from this funding, the pumping stations will be semi-automatic.

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