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October 11, 2018

Congress OKs $6B for water projects nationwide

  • The Northwest Seaport Alliance says this will allow it to move forward with harbor deepening projects in Seattle and Tacoma.
  • By MATTHEW DALY
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects.

    If signed by President Donald Trump, America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 would authorize more than $6 billion in spending over 10 years for projects nationwide, including one to stem coastal erosion in Galveston, Texas, and restore wetlands damaged by Hurricane Harvey last year.


     
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