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President's Budget includes over $100 million for Omaha District civil works

Published Feb. 16, 2018
OMAHA, Neb. – The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) requests $4.785 billion in gross discretionary funding for the civil works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This includes approximately $107 million for civil works projects in the Omaha District which covers parts of Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Omaha District’s civil works program covers a wide array of subprograms that contribute to quality of life in the Missouri River Basin: river navigation, flood risk management, hydropower production, fish and wildlife, environmental stewardship, recreation, irrigation, municipal water supply, and regulatory and permitting.

The FY 2019 budget did not provide funding for new investigation or new construction projects, but work on projects started in earlier years will continue.

Dams in the Missouri River mainstem system, which impact all areas of the district’s civil works programs, were included in the President’s Budget with the following amounts:

– Fort Peck Dam and Lake, Montana: $5,534,000.
– Garrison Dam, Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota: $15,769,000.
– Oahe Dam, Lake Oahe, North and South Dakota: $12,865,000.
– Big Bend Dam, Lake Sharpe, South Dakota: $9,900,000.
– Fort Randall Dam, Lake Francis Case, South Dakota: $12,178,000.
– Gavins Point Dam, Lewis and Clark Lake, Nebraska and South Dakota: $10,087,000.

Funding the construction, maintenance and operation of critical civil works infrastructure projects is an investment in the nation’s economy, security, quality of life and the environment.

The amounts listed in the President’s Budget reflect what the President has requested from Congress; the actual amounts that Congress appropriates may differ.

The entire FY 2019 civil works budget press book is available on the Web at http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Budget.aspx, under the heading Program Budget: Press Books.

Omaha District Public Affairs

Release no. 18-016