2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Fariss
Co-Patron(s): Edmunds
Small Dam Repairs

Item 364 #7h

Item 364 #7h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Natural Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation FY2017 $350,000 FY2018 $350,000 GF

Page 312, line 34, strike "$96,847,683" and insert "$97,197,683".
Page 312, line 34, strike "$35,138,883" and insert "$35,488,883".

Page 313, line 14, strike "$150,000" and insert "$500,000".

Page 313, line 15, strike "$150,000" and insert "$500,000".


(This amendment increases the funding provided to the Soil and Water Conservation Districts for small dam repairs from $150,000 to $500,000 in each year of the biennium. Twelve of the 47 soil and water conservation districts operate and maintain 104 flood control dams in Virginia. Dams require continuous maintenance and periodic small repairs including spillway gate valve replacements, repair of wave berms on dams, access road repairs, slope erosion repairs, filter drain replacements and trash rack repairs and maintenance. After allocating the $150,000 available for these repairs in fiscal year 2016, DCR identified a backlog of approximately $1.3 million in small dam repairs based on owner annual inspections of each dam. An appropriation of $500,000 each year of the biennium will allow for substantial progress towards addressing these documented needs.)