Water resources development by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Texas for 1991




U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a long and proud history of applying its expertise in engineering and related disciplines to meet the Nation's needs. Over the years, those needs have evolved, from such 19th Century activities as exploration, path finding and lighthouse construction to such modern missions as hazards and toxic waste removal and environemental improvement. The central focus of its Civil Works mission, however, has, from its earliest days, been development of the Nation's water resources. The water resource projects developed by thge Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the State adn local project sponsors, have proven themselves time and again as wise investments of public funds, returning to the public in benefits--low cost transportation, flood damages prevented, etc.--far more than their cost to plan, build and operate. As a result, the Civil Works program enjoys a high degree of credibility within the Administration, and with Congress.


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water management, flood control, beaches, resource development, coastal defenses, salinity, aquatic plants