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Efforts by the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association have helped add $25 million in supplemental disaster funds to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2018 budget, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which is a member of AIWA’s board of directors. The money has been earmarked for restoration of sections of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway damaged by recent hurricanes.

The Wilmington District expects to use the money to dredge shallow draft inlet crossings in the southern end of North Carolina, according to an NMMA statement.

In South Carolina, the Corps’ Charleston District will focus on the stretch of the ICW between Charleston and Georgetown. This will follow a dredging project between Port Royal and Charleston. When both projects are complete, approximately two-thirds of the state will have been dredged to 10 feet deep.

In Georgia, dredging will focus on the Jekyll Creek area, considered to be the most silted-in segment of the entire ICW.

Additionally, various sections of the waterway in Florida are expected to have shoals removed.

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