Connecticut will receive $5.2 million for dam-removal projects as part of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s $162 million allocation to better protect Atlantic Coast communities from Virginia to Maine, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Nov. 6.

According to Malloy, the work will benefit communities along Long Island Sound by restoring natural features such as marshes, wetlands, beaches and the flow of rivers that can help reduce damage from future severe storms.

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