Wilmington District nets an additional $32.8 million in FY 2012 Civil Works Appropriations for ongoing projects

Published Feb. 8, 2012
Wilmington, N.C.—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, today, released about $32.8 million in additional funding to the Wilmington District to continue work on fiscal year 2012 (FY12) civil works projects.

These funds will be used on multiple Wilmington District projects vital to the nation’s commercial navigation along the Eastern seaboard including the Wilmington Harbor project and coastal storm damage reduction such as the Carolina Beach project.

“Today’s announcement by the Corps is outstanding news for our community and our District,” said Army Col. Steven A. Baker, Wilmington District commander. “It means we can continue to perform work on critical missions that we would not have been able to do in fiscal year 2012.”

Of note, the Corps’ navigation program is vital to the nation’s economic prosperity, and provides safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally sustainable waterborne transportation systems for moving commercial goods and for national security.

Funding highlights include $500,000 for the Wilmington Harbor Improvement Study that will allow us to perform multiple analyses on the feasibility phase; $4.4 million for the Carolina Beach and Vicinity project to initiate coastal storm damage reduction nourishment activities; and $22.3 million for the Wilmington Harbor 96 Act project to continue deepening the navigation channel from the North Carolina State Ports facility to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Federal funding on these three projects would be combined with sponsor funds to perform these activities.

Additionally, $5 million in operations and maintenance funds have been allocated to augment maintenance dredging activities at five projects.

Release no. 18-046