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DELAWARE RIVER AREA GAINS FUNDS FOR DAMAGED HABITAT

Both waterside homeowners and trout in the Delaware River area of the Catskills may benefit from the latest disbursement of the $1.75 billion Environmental Bond Act, approved by voters in 1996. A total of $500,000 will go to restore fish habitat along tributaries severely damaged by floods in January 1996, Gov. Pataki said Sunday.

The Department of Environmental conservation and Trout Unlimited, a non-profit conservation group, will do the work on tributaries into the drainage basin of the East Branch of the Delaware River, Delaware County. They include Read Creek, Cadosia Creek, Baxter Brook and Trout Brook.

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