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Corps’ budget includes $55 million for Great Lakes projects

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports the Obama administration’s proposed budget for fiscal 2012 includes $55 million for water projects in and near the Great Lakes.

The plan has $7.7 million for navigation and recreation work in Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis. Other large projects are $3.4 million for navigation in Green Bay harbor and $2.9 million for Fox River flood-risk management in Wisconsin.

The corps’ overall civil works budget proposal is $4.6 billion.

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