Flood Control Act

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In the United States, there are multiple laws known as the Flood Control Act (FCA). Typically, they are administered by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

Background[edit]

There were several major floods between 1849 and 1936 that moved Congress to pass legislation. The first significant federal flood control laws were the Swamp Land Acts of 1849 and 1850. A flood on the Mississippi River in 1874 led to the creation of the Mississippi River Commission in 1879. Booming steamboat traffic on the Missouri River and a flood in 1881 led to the creation of the Missouri River Commission in 1884, but it was abolished by the River and Harbor Act of 1902.[1] Floods on the Mississippi, Ohio, and other rivers in the Northeast led to the Flood Control Act of 1917, which was the first act aimed exclusively at controlling floods. The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 led to substantial flood control funding. And a series of floods in 1935 and 1936 across the nation were critical in the passage of the Flood Control Act of 1936.[2]

List of Flood Control Acts[edit]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c EP 870-1-29, The Evolution of the Flood Control Act of 1936, Joseph L. Arnold, United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1988 Archived 2011-05-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Google book extract from Cases in Public Policy Analysis By George M. Guess, Paul G. Farnham
  4. ^ "Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers Public Law Page". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Columbia River Treaty: History and 2014/2024 Review" (PDF). Bonneville Power Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. April 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 4, 2011.
  6. ^ "Priest Rapids Hydroelectric Project No. 2114 Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County Final Application for New License, Exhibit B: Project Operation and Resource Utilization" (PDF). October 2003. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  7. ^ a b "GAO-05-1050T Army Corps of Engineers: Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity Hurricane Protection Project" (PDF). Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  8. ^ http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/50xx/doc5045/doc17-Entire.pdf