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River Restoration: Culvert Replacements

DER is helping communities replace outdated and undersized culverts.

More than 20,000 culverts are in our streams and rivers - the majority of which are undersized. Culverts that are too small can be barriers to fish and wildlife movement and cause flood hazards for communities. Massachusetts regulations call for culverts to meet the Stream Crossing Standards to help protect our natural resources and our communities. Find out here how the Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) can help your community with culvert replacements that meet these Standards and learn more about our Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant Program.