Corps’ Great Lakes Navigation Team releases work plan allocation, FY18 budget details
The FY17 final work plan allocation and FY18 President’s Budget details were released May 23.
For FY17, the Great Lakes Navigation Operation and Maintenance (O&M) budget totals $154.5 million, which includes $51.8 million from the Additional Funds for Ongoing Work from the FY17 appropriation. The FY17 President’s Budget was $102.7 million.
Key FY17 additions include 11 new dredging projects for a total of 30, an additional 10 navigation structure repair projects ($31.5 million), additional lock repair projects ($3.7 million for the Soo and $2.3 million for Chicago Lock), plus $4.4 million in rock removal at Calumet to restore the authorized depth. With these additions, backlog dredging will be reduced again this year, and significant progress will be made in reducing the structure repair backlog.
The FY18 President’s Budget includes $106 million for Great Lakes Navigation O&M.