The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, received an additional $112.3 million in funding through congressional appropriations for existing projects and programs through the Corps fiscal year 2016 work plan.
Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for civil works, said the plan “will significantly advance and complete studies and construction projects that support the Nation’s economy, environment and quality of life.”
The Army Civil Works budget funds the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of water resources projects and focuses on the highest performing work within the three main Civil Works mission areas: commercial navigation, flood and storm damage reduction, and aquatic ecosystem restoration.
It also funds programs that contribute to the protection of the nation’s waters and wetlands; the generation of low-cost renewable hydropower; the restoration of certain sites contaminated as a result of the nation’s early atomic weapons development program; and emergency preparedness and training to respond to natural disasters.
“The funds dedicated to the Los Angeles District are critical for us to continue to plan, construct and maintain the many flood risk reduction, navigation, shoreline protection and environmental projects that protect and benefit the residents, businesses and infrastructure in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada,” said Col. Kirk Gibbs, commander of the Los Angeles District.
The work plan listing the amounts provided to various programs, projects and activities for each of the four appropriations accounts can be found here.