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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers receiving infrastructure funds for the Missouri River

and nearby lakes


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is set to receive approximately $278 million under the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act (IIJA).  Almost $249 million of that is to repair damages caused by the 2019 flood to the Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project along the Missouri River (within our district boundary) from Rulo, Neb. to St. Louis, Mo. 

In addition to Missouri River repairs, several lakes in the Heartland area will benefit from the IIJA. 

Tuttle Creek Lake in Manhattan, Kan. will receive $15 million to repair rock embankments on the dam and perform other dam maintenance and infrastructure repairs throughout the parks and campgrounds. 

Harlan County Lake in Republican City, Neb. and Kanopolis Lake in Marquette, Kan. will receive nearly $4 million each for various projects including rock-faced embankments, sewer lagoon replacement and shoreline stabilization. Many other Heartland lakes will receive funds to repair and enhance wetlands, structures, roads, parks and campgrounds, wildlife habitat and cultural resources.

Overall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received $17.1 billion IIJA funds across the nation for its Civil Works programs, projects and activities that will help the nation address current and future water resources infrastructure needs. The act’s appropriations also enable the Corps of Engineers to regulate development in waters of the United States.

The IIJA spend plan and DRSAA work plan tables can be found on the Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works Budget web page at https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Budget/.

The IIJA was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and President Joe Biden signed it into law in November. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers submitted a detailed spend plan to Congress as required by January 14, 2022, 60 days after enactment of the legislation. The projects receiving funding were announced January 19, 2022.


LOWER MISSOURI RIVER FLOOD PREVENTION ACT


MOARC provided a letter of support for the Lower Missouri RiverFlood Prevention Program Act.  The act is proposed by Senator Blunt (MO) and championed by Senator Blunt and Senators Hawley (MO), Sasse (NE), Fischer (NE), Grassley (IA), Ernst (IA), Roberts (KS)

and Moran (KS).  

The act would establish a programmatic authorization to implement water resources development projects, and modify completed water projects, to provide flood protection to affected communities.

   

CLICK HERE FOR LETTER OF SUPPORT.


The mission of the Missouri and Associated Rivers Coalition (MOARC) is to promote conservation and beneficial use of land and water resources.

MOARC was created in 1952 by a group of individuals desiring better water management following a disastrous flood. Today, membership consists of organizations, associations, companies, governmental units and individuals interested in sound flood control programs and supporting conservation of land-water resources.

We inform our members of water concerns within the association's area. We call on the expertise of local and national talent to broaden our natural resource perspective. We communicate to our members and the community through our website and via distributed materials.

MOARC sends a contingent to Washington, D.C. to advocate for our area's water projects on a regular basis. Our effectiveness is reflected in the number of projects that we have supported that have been completed. The trips are a valuable learning experience for everyone involved.

 

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PO Box 22647
Kansas City, MO 64113



MOARC promotes the beneficial use of water and land related resources for the Missouri and associated rivers in the areas of    
Agriculture, Environment, Flood Damage Reduction, Navigation, Recreation, Shipping and Ports, Power, Water Quality and Supply.   

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