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President’s FY20 budget for Corps of Engineers in New England to continue operations, fund Boston Harbor deepening improvements

Published March 13, 2019

CONCORD, Mass. With the release of the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2020 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works on March 12, 2019, the Corps’ New England District is hopeful for continued operations and funding in fiscal year 2020 that starts on Oct. 1, 2019.

 

In Connecticut, the budget proposes continuing funding for the operation and maintenance of the 8 Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs and dams and the Stamford Hurricane Barrier.

 

In Massachusetts, the budget proposes continuing funding for operation and maintenance of the 12 Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs and dams, the Cape Cod Canal and the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier. Additionally, the budget proposes $34.8 million for ongoing construction of the Boston Harbor Deep Draft Improvements; and $5 million for dredging the Wellfleet Harbor federal navigation project.

 

In New Hampshire, the budget proposes continuing funding for operation and maintenance of the 6 Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs and dams, and $200,000 for developing plans and specifications to dredge the Rye Harbor federal navigation project.

 

In Vermont, the budget proposes continuing funding for operation and maintenance of the 5 Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs dams.

 

In Rhode Island, the budget proposes continuing funding for operation and maintenance of the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier and Woonsocket Flood Risk Management projects, and $1.5 million for addressing needed efforts in the Providence River and Harbor federal navigation project.

 

In Maine, the budget proposes funding for disposal area monitoring, the Meduxnekeag Watershed Assessment Management Plan, and $250,000 to develop plans and specifications to dredge the Union River federal navigation project.

 

Additionally, the New England District will receive funding from its higher headquarters for Regulatory permitting activities and the Continuing Authorities Program and other work. Projects can be looked up by state. The FY20 USACE Civil Works Budget Book is available for review online at: http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Budget.aspx.


Contact
Tim Dugan
978-318-8264
cenae-pa@usace.army.mil

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