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Corps releases work plan

Published Feb. 17, 2016

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District received an additional $112.3 million in funding through congressional appropriations for existing projects and programs through the Corps fiscal year 2016 work plan.

Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for civil works, said the plan "will significantly advance and complete studies and construction projects that support the Nation's economy, environment and quality of life."

The Army Civil Works budget funds the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of water resources projects and focuses on the highest performing work within the three main Civil Works mission areas: commercial navigation, flood and storm damage reduction, and aquatic ecosystem restoration. It also funds programs that contribute to the protection of the nation’s waters and wetlands; the generation of low-cost renewable hydropower; the restoration of certain sites contaminated as a result of the nation’s early atomic weapons development program; and emergency preparedness and training to respond to natural disasters.

“The funds dedicated to the Los Angeles District are critical for us to continue to plan, construct and maintain the many flood risk reduction, navigation, shoreline protection and environmental projects that protect and benefit the residents, businesses and infrastructure in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada,” said Col. Kirk Gibbs, commander of the Los Angeles District. “Our goal is to work closely with our partners and stakeholders in order to develop projects that most cost-effectively provide the greatest benefit with minimal delay.”

Los Angeles District funding was allocated for the following investigations: Arroyo Seco Watershed, California ($75,000), Carpinteria Shoreline Study, California ($400,000), East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration, California ($75,000), L.A. River Ecosystem Restoration, California ($100,000), Little Colorado River (Winslow), Arizona ($122,000), Lower Santa Cruz River, Arizona ($700,000), and Port of Long Beach Navigation Improvements, California ($700,000).

Construction projects funded through the fiscal year 2016 work plan include Cambria Seawater Desalination, California ($190,000), Desert Hot Springs, California ($250,000), Rio De Flag/Flagstaff, Arizona ($1,250,000), Rural Nevada ($800,000), San Luis Rey River, California ($6,535,000), Santa Ana River Mainstem, California ($28,500,000), South Perris, California ($750,000), Surfside/Sunset/Newport Beach, California ($1,500,000), and Tropicana and Flamingo Washes, Nevada ($2,135,000).

The funding for operations and maintenance activities includes Alamo Lake, Arizona ($1,472,000), Inspection of Completed Works, Arizona ($71,000), Inspection of Completed Works, California ($957,000), Inspection of Completed Works, Nevada ($45,000), Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbors, California ($19,620,000), Los Angeles County Drainage Area, California ($11,917,000), Marina del Rey Harbor, California ($4,596,000), Mojave River Dam, California ($389,000), Morro Bay Harbor, California ($7,160,000), Newport Bay Harbor, California ($17,000), Oceanside Harbor, California ($2,598,000), Painted Rock Dam, Arizona ($1,024,000), Pine and Matthews Canyons Lakes, Nevada ($353,000), Port San Luis, California ($400,000), Project Condition Surveys, California ($994,000), Redondo Beach (King Harbor), California ($500,000), San Diego Harbor, California ($500,000), Santa Ana River Basin, California ($4,521,000), Santa Barbara Harbor, California ($3,140,000), Scheduling Reservoir Operations, Arizona ($133,000), Scheduling Reservoir Operations, California ($102,000), Ventura Harbor, California ($7,330,000), and Whitlow Ranch Dam, Arizona ($367,000).

Work eligible for consideration for the additional funding generally included projects, programs and activities funded within the three previous fiscal years, and other ongoing projects, programs and activities that can attain a significant milestone or produce significant outputs in fiscal year 2016. 

The work plan listing the amounts provided to various programs, projects and activities for each of the four appropriations accounts can be found at

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