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Selma EDA director announces funds intended to dredge Alabama River

Posted on August 24, 2022

Selma Economic Development Authority (EDA) has announced that Executive Director Wayne Vardaman recently learned that funds have been secured with the intention of dredging Alabama River, which they say will be beneficial to the city and Dallas County.

The brief announcement was made on EDA’s Facebook page where it was stated that Vardaman is a member of the Coosa-Alabama River Improvement Association (CARIA) Board of Directors.

A meeting was held last week in which Vardaman heard an update.

“He learned at a CARIA meeting last week that Senator Richard Shelby earmarked funds for dredging the Alabama River from Mobile to Montgomery along with maintenance funds for the second year,” the post said. “This dredging will be beneficial to industrial development and tourism for Selma and Dallas County.”



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