WILMINGTON, NC- Thanksgiving brought an extra $9.3 million in appropriations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District above the President’s fiscal year 19 budget of about $65-million.
The FY19 total appropriations provides about $74-million for Operations & Maintenance (O&M) of the District’s projects including maintenance dredging of multiple deep and shallow draft navigation harbors and channels. The District’s five multi-purpose reservoirs are included in the appropriations providing flood risk management, recreation and other authorized purposes and services to the public.
(The FY19 total appropriations for all District projects is attached.)
“The FY19 appropriations are good news for the Wilmington District Civil Works program. It reflects an additional $5 million for additional dredging at Morehead City for dredging the Inner Harbor and another $2 million for additional dredging at Wilmington Harbor, and will allow us to execute critical work with the NC State Ports Authority,” said Wilmington District Commander Colonel Robert J. Clark. “In addition, we continue to appreciate the support from all of our local, state and federal stakeholders.”
Release no. 18-073