2019 U.S. Budget to Fund Completion of Olmsted Dam
By West Kentucky Star Staff
OLMSTED, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says President Trump's budget for the 2019 fiscal year includes funding to complete the Olmsted Locks and Dam.

According to a press release, $35 million is budgeted for the project, which will replace Locks and Dams 52 and 53 when completed. 

"The Fiscal Year 2019 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure," said Mr. Ryan Fisher, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of the Corps – commercial navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.

A total of $4.785 billion in gross discretionary funding is included for the Corps' Civil Works program. The Rough River Lake Dam remediation project in north central Kentucky is also included, with a budgeted amount of $40 million.

Published 08:00 PM, Monday Feb. 12, 2018
Updated 08:08 PM, Monday Feb. 12, 2018

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