Sewell secures $15 million for Selma River Erosion Project

Published 8:50 am Friday, June 10, 2022

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U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted to pass the Water Resources Development Act of 2022, which the City of Selma will benefit.

Sewell secured  over $15.5 million  for the Selma Flood Risk Management and River Bank Stabilization Project.

“I fought hard to include funding for the Selma River Erosion Project in the Water Resources Development Act,” Sewell said.  “This critical funding will help assist the Army Corps of Engineers as they work to stabilize the Selma River Bank and mitigate flooding in our community.”

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In February, Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. said the project is crucial to the Queen City.

“The Project is critical to the sustainability of Selma’s physical resources along the Alabama River and economic development along historic Water Ave. making the area ripe for investment,” Perkins said.

Sewell also announced that $17.7 million was also secured for the Birmingham and Bessemer Valley Creek Flood Risk Management Project.

The Birmingham and Bessemer area is also part of her 7th Congressional District.