Submitted by Jan Miller <Jan.A.Miller@usace.army.mil>
A few weeks ago, the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) of 2007 was enacted through a veto override by Congress. WRDA provides new and amended authorities to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for water resources projects and studies.
Attached is a detailed summary of the items in WRDA 2007
that are of interest to the
- Asian Carp Barrier ? authority to complete permanent barrier and retrofit the demonstration barrier as a single project operated at federal cost
- Sault Saint Marie, MI ? authorizes construction of a replacement lock at the Soo at full federal cost
In addition to these regional programs, WRDA 2007
includes authorities for 85 local
and sub-regional projects and studies for
It must be emphasized that WRDA only provides the authority to do projects or studies. Funding for projects must also be provided through the annual Energy & Water Appropriations.
To see the full language of WRDA 2007 (HR 1495), go to:
For more information, contact:
WRDA 2007 GL Summary.pdf
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