The Army Corps of Engineers will have nearly $1 billion cut from 2010 expenditures for civil works, and what money remains will be concentrated on waterways and harbors with the greatest levels of commercial use.
The president's 2012 budget proposal calls for a $4.6 billion budget for the Corps. Operations and maintenance activities will be cut 31 percent to $2 billion from $2.9 billion. The budget calls for $732 million for harbor channels and $385 million for locks and dams.
The budget also calls for a $1.5 billion investment in "projects with high economic and environmental returns," including $355 million to restore high-priority ecosystems.
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