Accession Number:

ADA458260

Title:

Water Resources Development Act (WRDA): Army Corps of Engineers Authorization Issues in the 109th Congress

Descriptive Note:

CRS issue brief for Congress

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-06-17

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Under its civil works program, the Army Corps of Engineers plans, constructs, and operates water resources facilities primarily for flood damage reduction, navigation, and environmental purposes. The 109th Congress is considering authorizing Corps planning and construction activities, and is debating changes to Corps policies and practices, through two Water Resources Development Act WRDA of 2005 bills, S. 728 and H.R. 2864. Once Corps activities are authorized, the appropriations process plays a significant role in their realization. For more information about Corps appropriations and operational issues, see CRS Issue Brief IB10120, Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program Issues for the 109th Congress.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE