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Federal Flood Protection

The Bureau of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands provides financial and technical assistance to municipal sponsors of federal flood protection projects. When the municipality sponsors a federal project, the state can pay 50 percent of the local share of the project costs. In addition, the Bureau of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands provides engineering support to the sponsor and serves as a

In addition to coordinating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on flood protection projects, the Bureau of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands participates on various interstate agency committees and advisory boards including:

  • Delaware River Basin Commission Flood Advisory Committee
  • Delaware River Basin Interstate Flood Mitigation Task Force
  • Susquehanna River Basin Commission Flood Forecast & Warning Committee
  • Wyoming Valley Levee Raising Project Mitigation Advisory Board
  • Wheeling Creek Watershed Protection & Flood Prevention Commission

For additional information on the Federal Flood Protection Program, please contact the Bureau of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands at 717-787-3411.