Joint Project - Wayne County and US Army Corps
The USACE and Wayne County have collaboratively developed an updated Feasibility Study (General Reevaluation Report) for the NBEC. This report has assessed whether there is sufficient technical and economic data to support federal assistance with design and construction of flood damage reduction measures along the NBEC. A Draft of the report was completed in December 2011 and a copy of the Executive Summary has been posted on the website.
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.