New England Corps to Continue Operating at Normal Levels

With the release of the U.S. President Obama’s Budget for fiscal year 2015 for Corps of Engineers Civil Works on March 4, 2014, the Corps’ New England District looks forward to continued normal operations and funding.

In Connecticut, the budget proposes continuing funding the operations and maintenance of the 8 Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs and the Stamford Hurricane Barrier. Additionally, the budget proposes $100,000 each to start reconnaissance studies for Fairfield and New Haven counties flooding, and New Haven Harbor deepening. It also provides funds for the Long Island Sound Dredged Material Management Plan and project condition surveys and inspection of completed works and environmental projects.

In Massachusetts, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the 12 Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs, the Cape Cod Canal, and the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier. Additionally, the budget proposes $1.8 million for preconstruction and engineering and design for the Boston Harbor Deep Draft Investigation; $1.8 million for Muddy River construction; and funding for project condition surveys and inspection of completed works and environmental projects.

In New Hampshire, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the 6 Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs; $700,000 for the Merrimack River feasibility study; and $23,500 to complete the Connecticut River Ecosystem Restoration feasibility study.

In Vermont, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the 5 Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs and funding for inspection of completed works.

In Rhode Island, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, the Woonsocket Flood Risk Management project, as well as project condition surveys, and inspection of completed works and environmental projects.

In Maine, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of disposal area monitoring, inspection of completed works and environmental projects, and project condition surveys.

Additionally, the District will receive funding from its higher headquarters for Regulatory permitting activities and the Continuing Authorities Program.

Press Release, March 7, 2014

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