Officials to Tour Connecticut River Levees

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013  |  Updated 8:04 AM EDT
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WASHINGTON - MARCH 20: U.S. Rep. John Larson (D-CT) takes his glasses off as he testifies during a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee March 20, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was focused on "Proposed Legislation on Iraq." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** John Larson

Officials will be visiting the levee system of the Connecticut River in East Hartford and Hartford on Tuesday.

U.S. Rep. John B. Larson will meet with Col. Charles P. Samaris, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New England, to discuss the viability of the levee systems, according to a news release from Larson’s office.

Larson’s office said floods are some of the most common and costly types of natural disasters and it is critical to adequately fund and maintain the water infrastructure.
 

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