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Posted 6/13/2018

Release no. 18-002


WILMINGTON, N.C. — President Trump released the work plan for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) which includes funding for ongoing projects in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District.

 The FY18 work plan provides funding of $9.5-million under the Construction Appropriation for the Wilmington Harbor 96 Act project.  Specifically, funding was received for disposal area improvements at Eagle Island, the Wilmington District’s dredged material disposal site located across from downtown Wilmington and the Port of Wilmington. These costs are shared with the State of North Carolina, with the federal government providing 75 percent of the total project costs.

The FY18 work plan also provides additional funding of $20 million under the Operations and Maintenance Appropriation.  Included in the work plan funding is $7.5-million for the Wilmington Harbor, N.C. Project, and $12.6-million for the Morehead City Harbor, N.C. Project. Both projects will use the funding to perform additional maintenance dredging for their deep-draft harbors.

“The additional funding for this year gives the Wilmington District a great opportunity to continue supporting our deep draft navigation infrastructure and to provide future dredge material disposal capacity for the Wilmington Harbor project,” said Wilmington District Commander Colonel Robert J. Clark. “In addition, we appreciate the support and collaboration from all of our non-Federal sponsors and stakeholders.”

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