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Connecticut Shore and Bank Protection Projects

The Corps has constructed 26 shore and bank protection projects in Connecticut to stem erosion of the shoreline and inland riverbanks. Twenty-one of these projects were built on the shore, while four were constructed on inland stream banks. Total construction costs amounted to more than $6 million.

The Connecticut coastline is approximately 270 miles long. About 215 miles are privately owned, while 50 miles are owned by the state and five are owned by the federal government. The state has approximately 8,400 miles of rivers and streams, second in New England only to Maine's 31,672.

The following pages describe the Corps' shore and bank protection projects in Connecticut.

Shore and Bank Protection Projects: