Thursday, January 20, 2022

U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Receives $62 Million For Infrastructure, Disaster Relief Projects In Chesapeake Bay Region, Including PA

On January 20, the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District announced it will receive approximately $62 million in supplemental funding to support critical missions over several years across the Chesapeake Bay region.

Funding is from two recently enacted laws — the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the 2022 Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

“The funding in these historic laws will allow us to execute important projects and services for the region, which support our local and national economies and help restore critical Chesapeake Bay habitat,” said Baltimore District Commander Col. Estee S. Pinchasin. “In collaboration with our partners, we will maximize this opportunity to do what this District does best — serve and strengthen the Nation, energize the regional economy and reduce disaster risks.”

PA Projects

Projects in Pennsylvania include--

-- Wyoming Valley Levee Project - $11.176 million for completion of all mitigation work associated with the authorized flood risk management project for the communities of Plymouth, Kingston-Edwardsville,  Swoyersville-Forty Fort, Hanover, Exeter and Wilkes-Barre in Pennsylvania; and reimbursement of non-federal sponsor for completed mitigation work.

-- Indian Rock Dam and Codorus Creek Flood Risk Management, York County - $1.045 million for deposit removal, design of flood wall and rip rap repairs.

-- Raystown Lake, Huntingdon County - $655,000 for repair to areas impacted by Hurricane Ida. This includes replacement of damaged and missing navigational buoys; purchase and placement of stone rip-rap to repair washed-out areas at Tatman Run and Nancy's Camp campground; replacement of damaged courtesy docks at seven boat launches; removal of hazardous debris; design of a more durable courtesy dock system to withstand impacts of high water for Shy Beaver, James Creek and Snyder's Run boat launches; replacement of trees uprooted in Nancy's Camp Campground; raising the elevation of the access ramp to the USACE boat house by five feet; relocation of the damaged Weaver Falls playground; and repairs to the Seven Points beach playground.

-- Cowanesque Lake, Tioga County - $349,000 for debris removal and repair to areas impacted by Tropical Storm Fred. This includes repair of water and sewer line manholes; improvements to various campground, day-use, boat ramp and courtesy dock areas; and upgrade of wastewater treatment plant tank.

-- Tioga-Hammond Lakes, Tioga County - $10,000 for repair or replacement of the Sewage Treatment Plant Sludge Pump #2.

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[Posted: January 20, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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