President's Fiscal 2014 Budget for Louisville District's U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works released

Published April 15, 2013
LOUISVILLE, KY - The President’s Budget for fiscal 2014 (FY14) has been released. Several Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District projects are in the Fiscal Year 2014 Civil Works Budget.

The Olmsted Locks and Dam project, Olmsted, Ill. under construction at Ohio River Mile 964.4 – which is more than half completed -- received $163 million. Olmsted is among the highest performing construction projects funded in the FY14 budget because of its high economic benefit to the nation. Olmsted will replace Locks and Dam 52 and 53, both built in the late 1920s and in extremely deteriorated condition and at high risk of failure.

The value of commodities through this “hub” of inland waterways traffic is valued at more than $14 billion. This strategic location on the inland waterways highway near the confluence of the Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland and Mississippi rivers is heavily traversed by barge tows. More tonnage passes this point than any other place in America’s inland navigation system. The allocation will continue to move construction forward on the Olmsted Dam.

The President’s Budget included $5 million for the Louisville District’s ongoing Rough River Lake Dam remediation project.

The District’s lake projects in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana - as well as the district’s 10 Ohio River locks and dams projects - will receive operations and maintenance funds in the FY14 budget. These funds are for ongoing recreation services at lakes and maintenance at locks and dam structures.

“It is a frugal budget, but we will continue to perform the way this organization has in the past and will excel in the future,” said The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Washington, D.C.

The President’s budget for Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects typically funds water resources projects that provide high economic and environmental returns on the nation’s investment and those that reduce risk to the public such as dams and levees.

The FY14 Civil Works budget information is at http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Budget.aspx, under the heading Program Budget: Press Books.

Contact
Carol Labashosky
502-315-6769

Release no. 13-007

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President's Fiscal 2014 Budget for Louisville District's U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works released

Published April 15, 2013
LOUISVILLE, KY - The President’s Budget for fiscal 2014 (FY14) has been released. Several Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District projects are in the Fiscal Year 2014 Civil Works Budget.

The Olmsted Locks and Dam project, Olmsted, Ill. under construction at Ohio River Mile 964.4 – which is more than half completed -- received $163 million. Olmsted is among the highest performing construction projects funded in the FY14 budget because of its high economic benefit to the nation. Olmsted will replace Locks and Dam 52 and 53, both built in the late 1920s and in extremely deteriorated condition and at high risk of failure.

The value of commodities through this “hub” of inland waterways traffic is valued at more than $14 billion. This strategic location on the inland waterways highway near the confluence of the Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland and Mississippi rivers is heavily traversed by barge tows. More tonnage passes this point than any other place in America’s inland navigation system. The allocation will continue to move construction forward on the Olmsted Dam.

The President’s Budget included $5 million for the Louisville District’s ongoing Rough River Lake Dam remediation project.

The District’s lake projects in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana - as well as the district’s 10 Ohio River locks and dams projects - will receive operations and maintenance funds in the FY14 budget. These funds are for ongoing recreation services at lakes and maintenance at locks and dam structures.

“It is a frugal budget, but we will continue to perform the way this organization has in the past and will excel in the future,” said The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Washington, D.C.

The President’s budget for Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects typically funds water resources projects that provide high economic and environmental returns on the nation’s investment and those that reduce risk to the public such as dams and levees.

The FY14 Civil Works budget information is at http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Budget.aspx, under the heading Program Budget: Press Books.

Contact
Carol Labashosky
502-315-6769

Release no. 13-007