Corps gets additional funding for flood control repairs
by MBJ Staff
Published: March 5,2012
VICKSBURG — The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently received an additional $140 million in funding from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act. These funds will be used toward 81 Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries (MR&T) projects affected by the historic 2011 flood.
The District developed a list of projects that will benefit from this additional funding that will include 13 channel improvements, 10 dredging operations, 33 projects to repair levees, 23 operations and maintenance projects and repairing structures associated with flood control.
Although the District has received a substantial amount of additional funding this will not alleviate the shortage of funds needed to fully fund all of the Districts improvement projects and overall functions, the Corps said. Users can still expect to see reduced services at recreational sites due to the reduction in federal funding allocated for recreational sites.
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