Carper, Coons, Blunt: $101M for Delaware in USACE projects

U.S. Senator Tom Carper and Chris Coons, together with Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D-Del.) recently highlighted the Delaware projects funded in the Army Corps of Engineers FY 2022 Work Plan for the Army Civil Works Program.

Town of Emerald Isle

These funds are in addition to the nearly $70 million already secured for Delaware under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law earlier this year.

Delaware projects funded under the 2022 Appropriations and Work Plan: 

·         $4,000,000 for the beach nourishment project at Fenwick Island to protect the community and support the local tourism economy; 

·         $1,200,000 for the Indian River Inlet Sand Bypass Plant operations, which nourishes the beach on the north side of the inlet that protects a stretch of Delaware Route 1 highway;

·         An additional $30,000 for Indian River Inlet operations and maintenance work;

·         $7,650,000 for the beach nourishment project that protects the city of Rehoboth Beach and the town of Dewey Beach while also maintaining the beach for tourism;

·         $2,000 for periodic inspections of federally authorized levee systems in Delaware which are natural or artificial walls that block water from flooding local communities;

·         $150,000 for additional operations and maintenance activities along the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal;

·         $225,000 for the Corps to perform condition surveys and assessments of federally authorized navigation channels including the small harbors in Sussex County;

·         $78.4 million for dredging of the Intracoastal Waterway – Delaware River to the Chesapeake Bay – and upgrades of Reedy Point and St. George’s bridges;

·         $9.2 million for operations and maintenance work on the Wilmington Harbor, including a new management plan to support the Port’s expansion to the Edgemoor terminal;

·         $250,000 for Little River maintenance dredging; 

·         $400,000 for Mispillion River maintenance dredging.