Joint Project - Wayne County and US Army Corps
The USACE and Wayne County are now collaboratively developing an updated Feasibility Study (General Reevaluation Report) for the NBEC. This report will assess whether there is sufficient technical and economic data to support federal assistance with design and construction of flood damage reduction measures along the NBEC. Field reconnaissance and survey work in the NBEC drainage district is underway, and the report will be complete in July 2011.
How is the project funded?
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers successfully obtained over $1.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to offset costs of preparing the General Reevaluation Report. If the analysis finds that there is federal interest in implementing a flood control project for NBEC, portions of the design and construction of the recommended flood control project will be eligible for federal funding. Remaining project costs will be assessed to the property owners and others in the drainage district in accordance with the Michigan Drain Code.