Accession Number:

ADA636564

Title:

A History of the Louisville District, Corps of Engineers United States Army, 1970-1983

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS LOUISVILLE KY LOUISVILLE DISTRICT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

360.0

Abstract:

Established on March 15, 1886, the Louisville District of the Corps of Engineers, United States Army, in 1983 had a dual mission supporting the armed services for national defense and directing a broad water resource development program mandated by Congress. For the Army and Air Force it managed real estate, provided engineering services, performed construction, and prepared for military mobilization in five states Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan. As directed by Congress, it managed federal water resource development in most of the states of Indiana and Kentucky, eastern Illinois, southwestern Ohio, and a small part of northern Tennessee, a 75,550 square-mile area comparable in size to all six New England states plus New Jersey and Delaware. Its area of civil works jurisdiction could best be described as the Lower Ohio River basin, meaning the lower 542 miles of the Ohio River and all of its tributaries except the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers which were the responsibility of the Nashville Engineer District.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE