Accession Number : ADA612460
Title : Fiscal Year 2014 United States Army Corps of Engineers -Civil Works Annual Financial Report: Maintaining Readiness Through Fiscal Responsibility
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS WASHINGTON DC
Report Date : Jan 2014
Pagination or Media Count : 93
Abstract : The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is comprised of two major programs: the Civil Works program and the Military program. These financial statements represent only the Army Civil Works program (USACE-CW). The Military program is reported within the Army General Fund Financial Statements. Mission The USACE-CW mission is to (1) contribute to the national welfare and serve the nation with quality and responsive development and management of the Nation s water resources; (2) protect, restore, and manage the aquatic environment; and (3) provide engineering and technical services. This multi-faceted mission is accomplished in an environmentally sustainable manner that is both economically and technically sound. Developing and Managing the Nation s Water Resources The original role of the USACE-CW, as it related to water resources, was to support lake, riverine, coastal, and inland navigation by building breakwaters and other structures by developing navigation channels. Over the years, the USACE-CW role expanded to include: (1) flood risk management; (2) improvement of aquatic habitat; (3) generation of hydroelectric power at USACE-CW dams constructed primarily for other purposes; (4) recreation opportunities at USACE-CW dams constructed primarily for other purposes; (5) water storage for municipal and industrial water at USACE-CW dams constructed primarily for other purposes; (6) regulation of obstructions in and discharges into navigable waters; and, (7) disaster response and emergency planning and management. Protecting, Restoring and Managing the Aquatic Environment The Rivers and Harbors Act of 1890 required the USACE-CW to prevent the obstruction of navigable waterways. As environmental concerns grew in the 20th century, several statutes were passed promoting conservation of fish and wildlife. The National Environmental Policy Act, enacted in 1970, emphasized the need to consider environmental impacts when planning projects.
Descriptors : *CIVIL ENGINEERING , *FINANCE , *MILITARY BUDGETS , *OPERATIONAL READINESS , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , ECOSYSTEMS , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , FLOODING , NAVIGATION , RECREATION , REPORTS , RISK MANAGEMENT , STORAGE , WATER SUPPLIES
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Government and Political Science
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE