Senator Kane Announces Federal Stimulus Funds For Area Flood Control Projects

May 7, 2009

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Initiative to Benefit Black Rock, Hop Brook & Northfield Brook Lakes & Thomaston Dam

Senator Rob Kane (R-32) said that federal stimulus funding for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works initiative in Connecticut will benefit several local communities.

“As Governor Rell said when announcing this funding, these projects will both protect our irreplaceable natural resources and benefit our state economy by creating and retaining jobs. I am delighted to see this federal funding invested in worthwhile projects here in Thomaston, Watertown and Middlebury,” said Senator Kane.

Senator Kane said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to invest $5.6 million in flood control projects in several communities across Connecticut. Of that, $2.5 million is to be spent for dam safety improvements and repairs at Hop Brook Lake, which is spread over three area communities, including Middlebury. The lake can store more than 2 billion gallons of water for flood control.

In addition, federal stimulus funding will be spent for bridge inspection, equipment replacement and repairs at Black Rock Lake, which is located in Thomaston and Watertown; at Northfield Brook Lake, a portion of which is located in Thomaston; and at Thomaston Dam.

Further information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ projects in Connecticut is available at Further information about federal stimulus funding for Connecticut can be found by clicking on the CT Recovery link at