Delaware projects get $51.7 million in Army Corps of Engineers funding


(Army Corps of Engineers photo of the Indian River Sand Bypass Plant)

The Delaware Congressional Delegation announced $51,681,000 for water projects in Delaware as a part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work plan for fiscal 2023. Funding came from several different Water Resources Development Acts

“Investing in Delaware’s water resources infrastructure is critical for maintaining a nurturing environment for job creation,” said U.S. Sen. Tom Carper. “As Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, I have led the effort to provide the Army Corps with robust resources and authorizations for this and other critical work. These projects will ensure the operation of our port and the navigability of our waterways, which are vital to the First State’s economic well-being.”

$1,100,000 for dredging activities in Cedar Creek.
$281,000 for common operations and maintenance work in the Indian River Inlet, including a major maintenance report to assist with the more than $43 million previously secured from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding.
$71,000 to assist the Army Corps of Engineers in the inspection of locally-owned levees.
$31,117,000 million for operations and maintenance work on the Intracoastal Waterway from the Delaware River to the Chesapeake Bay, including work on the Summit Bridge.
$7,500,000 to continue dredging and common operations and maintenance work in the Intracoastal Waterway from Rehoboth Bay to Delaware Bay. This is in addition to the more than $4 million secured in Fiscal Year 22 appropriations and from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
$225,000 for Delaware Navigation Channels to perform surveys to determine project needs and when shoaling may impact navigation.
$10,537,000 for annual dredging and operations and maintenance work in the Wilmington Harbor.
$850,000 for operations, maintenance, and rehabilitation of the Indian River Sand Bypass Plant.