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National Water Resources Challenges Facing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Committee on U S Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Science Engineering and Planning

National Water Resources Challenges Facing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Committee on U S Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Science Engineering and Planning

Published March 6th 2012
ISBN : 9781283376259
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is responsible for construction, operations, and maintenance of much of the nations water resources infrastructure. This infrastructure includes flood control levees, multi-purpose dams, locks, navigationMoreThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is responsible for construction, operations, and maintenance of much of the nations water resources infrastructure. This infrastructure includes flood control levees, multi-purpose dams, locks, navigation channels, port and harbor facilities, and beach protection infrastructure. The Corps of Engineers also regulates the dredging and filling of wetlands subject to federal jurisdictions. Along with its programs for flood damage reduction and support of commercial navigation, ecosystem restoration was added as a primary Corps mission area in 1996. The National Research Council (NRC) Committee on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Water Resources Science, Engineering, and Planning was convened by the NRC at the request of the Corps of Engineers to provide independent advice to the Corps on an array of strategic and planning issues. National Water Resources Challenges Facing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers surveys the key water resources challenges facing the Corps, the limits of what might be expected today from the Corps, and future prospects for the agency. This report presents several findings, but no recommendations, to the Corps of Engineers based on initial investigations and discussions with Corps leadership.National Water Resources Challenges Facing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can serve as a foundational resource for the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and Corps project co-sponsors, among others.