SACRAMENTO, California--Funds to start constructing flood risk management improvements around West Sacramento’s perimeter headlines U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District projects included in the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2022, which was announced on May 28.
Overall, the President’s Budget for FY22 includes $6.793 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the highest annual budget ever proposed for USACE.
In addition to the $17.9 million identified for the new construction start in West Sacramento, continued levee improvement construction in the Natomas Basin and Lower San Joaquin River were also included for $156.9 million and $15 million respectively.
Four Sacramento District water resource projects were also included for updates to their water control manuals, which dictate how water is managed and released in their reservoirs. Black Butte Dam and Lake, Hidden Dam/Hensley Lake, New Hogan Dam and Lake, and Terminus Dam/Lake Kaweah are scheduled to review and update their guidelines.
"The Army Civil Works FY 2022 Budget — the highest annual Budget ever requested for the Civil Works program — focuses on investments that yield high economic and environmental returns, while increasing resiliency to climate change, promoting environmental justice and opportunity in disadvantaged communities, and supporting a strong economy by accelerating and improving the delivery of water resources products and services," said Jaime Pinkham, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.
In total, more than $221 million was identified for Sacramento District projects.
For more information on the President’s FY 2022 Budget, please visit: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/. The FY 2022 Civil Works budget press book is also available at http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Budget.aspx, under the heading Program Budget: Press Books.
Release no. 21-007