Posted on March 6, 2023
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District is receiving an additional $4.1 million in the Fiscal Year 23 Work Plan that will be used for the district’s civil works program.
The proposed funding will improve the reliability and resilience of the district’s multi-purpose reservoirs, inland waterway navigation system and flood control projects.
The additional funds include $3.3 million in operation and maintenance funds to provide reliable navigation via the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
Norfork Dam in north Arkansas is receiving $800,000 for operation and maintenance funds.
The Little Rock District manages $6.5 billion in public infrastructure across 750,000 acres of public land and water.
The district is responsible for more than 300 miles of navigable waterways, 13 navigation locks and dams, seven hydroelectric power plants, 146 public parks and 12
multi-purpose reservoirs which have prevented more than $5.1 billion in flood damages.
The district’s additional missions include emergency response and regulatory responsibilities in Arkansas and southern Missouri.