Tom Presses USACE on Columbus POE Infrastructure Needs to Protect against Flooding
Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall pressed Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, chief of engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to commit to ensuring that the necessary infrastructure is in place to protect the Columbus Port of Entry from reoccurring flooding. Earlier this year, Udall joined a groundbreaking ceremony for an $86 million expansion of the Port of Entry Complex. Diversion berms to protect the port from flooding was the Albuquerque District office’s top priority for the Army Corps’ Fiscal Year 2017 work plan, but the project is still waiting on funding.