U.S. President Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2015 (FY15) includes funding for ongoing projects in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District.
The $49.5 million designated for Wilmington District projects continue funding for conduct of one study, construction activities, and operation and maintenance of Federal projects. Under investigations, funding would complete feasibility studies on the Wilmington Harbor Improvements project.
The $300,000 designated for construction funding would complete environmental monitoring for the Roanoke River Flood Risk Management project in Virginia.
The $48.9 million operation and maintenance budget continues work at the harbors: Wilmington, $14.1 million; Morehead City, $4.8 million; and other shallow draft harbors and channels including Manteo (Shallowbag) Bay (Oregon Inlet) and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
The District’s five lakes and dams are included in the budget with John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir in N.C. and Va. (Buggs Island) receiving $10.7 million, Philpott Lake, Va., $6.4 million, W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir, N.C., $3.3 million, B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake, N.C., $1.8 million, and Falls Lake, N.C., $1.9 million.
Press Release, March 5, 2014