Bridgeport, Fairfield officials partner to find ways to prevent flood damage
The City of Bridgeport and Town of Fairfield on Monday announced they are partnering to find ways to prevent flood damage.
The two are collaborating to remove debris from the Rooster River and are cleaning the catch basins to limit flooding, but there are multiple causes. The Rooster River has caused major flood damage over the years.
"Out flows are backed up or blocked,” said Bridgeport Director of Public Facilities Craig Nadrizny. “It could be the brush backing up over by where the coverts are blocking the water from exiting and it goes on to the property and it's just been over the years these floods seem more prevalent. "
Back in June, state lawmakers designated $42 million to prevent flooding along the river.