2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Webert
Dam Repair Funding

Item 362 #6h

Item 362 #6h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Natural Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation FY2019 $150,000 FY2020 $150,000 GF

Page 322, line 44, strike "$58,023,080" and insert "$58,173,080".
Page 322, line 44, strike "$35,490,781" and insert "$35,640,781".

Page 323, line 12, strike "$7,191,091" and "$7,191,091" and insert:

"$7,341,091" and "$7,341,091".

Page 323, line 23, strike "$500,000" and insert "$650,000".

Page 323, line 24, strike "$500,000" and insert "$650,000".


(This amendment would increase funding available to make repairs to the 104 small watershed flood control dams in Virginia owned and operated by the soil and water conservation districts by $150,000 from the general fund each year, bringing total funding to $650,000 annually. Originally constructed in the 1960s and 1970s many are in need of improvement. Typical improvement projects range in cost from $6,000 to $45,000. The include rebuilding critical shoreline on the upstream face of dams, replacing eroded internal piping, modifying spillways to meet current regulations or to insure competency during storm flows, rebuilding training dikes to protect the infrastructure and other similar activities. These projects are focused on cost effective means to extend the functional life of these dams by decades in lieu of full rehabilitation projects that typical range in cost from $1.2 million to $2.5 million. At this time there is a $554,000 backlog of funding need and more is accumulating as a result of engineering surveys.)