Swinomish Channel to Receive Funds for Full Dredging (USA)

Rep. Rick Larsen announced that the Swinomish Channel in Skagit County will be fully dredged this year after receiving $2.277 million in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funds. Larsen spoke to U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy last week and stressed his support for funding of the project.

“This funding is a major boost for Western Skagit County, which depends on the Swinomish Channel as an economic driver,” Larsen said. “The channel is overdue for maintenance, but this substantial investment will make sure it is fully dredged this year. I told Assistant Secretary Darcy that the community strongly supports the project and I am pleased the Army Corps has recognized the value of this investment.”

The funding for the Swinomish Channel dredging is included in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ work plan for fiscal year 2012, which was provided to Congress this week.


Dredging Today Staff, February 9, 2012;