The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, has just announced that the President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget includes $268.3 million in federal funding for the district’s civil works program.
This is part of the $6.79 billion in discretionary funding for the Army Corps’ civil works program worldwide.
According to the Corps, the FY22 budget provides $119.3 million for operation and maintenance of 12 reservoirs across Arkansas and southern Missouri.
Also included in the budget is $56.1 million in operations and maintenance funds to provide reliable navigation via the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
The Three Rivers Project is proposed to receive $149 million new start construction funding in the FY22 budget. The project is currently in the Pre-construction, Engineering and Design phase. The district is planning a Design-Build contract award with FY22 funding, for a portion of the Three Rivers construction features.
The Little Rock District manages $6.5 billion in public infrastructure across 750,000 acres of public land and water. The district is responsible for more than 300 miles of navigable waterways, 13 navigation locks and dams, seven hydroelectric power plants, 146 public parks, and 12 multi-purpose reservoirs which have prevented more than $5.1 billion in flood damages.