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The work plan includes funding for water resource and navigation projects that are of importance to communities throughout the state, and also builds upon the recent, unprecedented progress towards the restoration of Florida’s Everglades through projects like the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP).
This includes numerous projects of importance to communities all over the state, and also includes maintaining the unprecedented progress towards the restoration of Florida’s Everglades through projects like the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP).
According to the congressman’s office, Crist asked the Corps to “provide flexibility to Pinellas County and maintain their commitment to work hand-in-hand with the county to replenish and preserve our coast” since the “Shore Protection Project, which serves to periodically renourish nearly 13 miles of Pinellas beaches, hit a major roadblock after the county was told by the Army Corps that they only have until the end of the year to secure hundreds of easements from property owners in order to continue the project.”
Following passage and signing into law of the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019, Congress has now provided the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) with $35 million in investigation funding and $740 million in construction funding for flood and storm damage reduction projects in states and territories impacted by 2018 hurricanes and typhoons, including Florida.
The Corps released its plan on Wednesday which included $4 million to help Port Panama City’s dredging projects.