Water Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers: Management Activities and Safety Preparations

Harry M. Foster (Editor)

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: TEC010030

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is the world’s largest public engineering, design, and construction management agency, with water resources infrastructure in every state, authorized for various purposes including navigation, flood and coastal storm damage reduction, hydropower, and water supply. The Corps plans, designs, and operates water resources infrastructure projects, such as dams, levees, hurricane barriers, floodwalls, and floodgates, that may be affected by extreme weather events. This book discusses the Army Corps of Engineers and their water resource work in the areas of extreme weather events; levee safety; dam safety (cost sharing of repairs); and operations/water control manuals. (Imprint: Novinka)

Preface

Chapter 1. Army Corps of Engineers: Efforts to Assess the Impact of Extreme Weather Events
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2. Levee Safety: Army Corps and FEMA Have Made Little Progress in Carrying Out Required Activities
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 3. Army Corps of Engineers: Actions Needed to Improve Cost Sharing for Dam Safety Repairs
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 4. Army Corps of Engineers: Additional Steps Needed for Review and Revision of Water Control Manuals
United States Government Accountability Office

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