Funding secured for the Missouri River works

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is set to receive approximately $278 million under the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act (IIJA) for the Missouri River works and nearby lakes.

According to the Corps, approx. $249 million of that is to repair damages caused by the 2019 flood to the Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project along the Missouri River (within the district boundary) from Rulo, Neb. to St. Louis, Mo.

In addition to Missouri River repairs, several lakes in the Heartland area will benefit from the IIJA.

Tuttle Creek Lake in Manhattan, Kan. will receive $15 million to repair rock embankments on the dam and perform other dam maintenance and infrastructure repairs.

Harlan County Lake in Republican City, Neb. and Kanopolis Lake in Marquette, Kan. will receive nearly $4 million each for various projects including rock-faced embankments, sewer lagoon replacement and shoreline stabilization.

The IIJA spend plan and DRSAA work plan tables can be found HERE.

Photo: USACE