Benefits: Mitigates for a projected increase in flood conditions and restores natural wetland habitat.
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts: $4.48 Million
The Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea’s current culvert system around the Central Street Bridge is obsolete, and a culvert failure would negatively impact transportation and community safety.
This project will utilize projected future discharge conditions and rebuilds the culvert system to protect up to the 100-year storm event for the year 2100. The new culvert system will also result in improvements to infrastructure, stormwater management, community resiliency and improved habitat conditions—including for rainbow smelt, a federal species of concern.