River Basins and Coastal Systems Planning Within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) has played a large and important role in shaping water resources systems in the United States since Congress first tasked it in 1824 to improve navigation on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Since then, rivers have been modified for navigation and flood control, harbors have been dredged for shipping, and coastlines are routinely fortified against erosion and beach loss. Recent decades have seen an overall decline in budgets for civil works project construction, yet the range of ...

River Basins and Coastal Systems Planning Within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2004, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

ISBN-13: 9780309092203

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