Congressional negotiators agree on water bill

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 15, 2014 at 6:11 pm •  Published: May 15, 2014
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Water projects that would be authorized over the next 10 years under a compromise reached by House and Senate negotiators. The bill needs the approval of the full House and Senate, which are expected to vote next week.

—$748 million for dredging and widening the Sabine-Neches Waterway in Texas and Louisiana.

—More than $1 billion for environmental restoration along the Louisiana coast.

—$461 million for expansion of the Port of Savannah in Georgia.

—$800 million for a flood diversion project in the Red River Valley region of North Dakota and parts of Minnesota.

—$216 million to improve navigation in Boston Harbor in Massachusetts.

—$73 million for flood protections in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

—Up to $51 million to reduce hurricane and storm damage risks along the San Clemente, Calif., shoreline.

—More than $27 million for flood plain restoration along the Willamette River in Oregon.