Year-End Update on the Corps of Engineers & Congress

Here’s your end of 2021 summary of congressional actions affecting the Corps of Engineers brought to you by WaterLog, the free e-newsletter that brings subscribers a monthly update on developments affecting the nation’s coastal water resources.  If you aren’t already a subscriber, just click here.   Infrastructure Congress finally passed a major infrastructure bill.  Known…

WaterLog Update (9/30): Congress to vote on Additional “Disaster” Funding for the Corps today

In the Continuing Resolution pending before the Senate and House today, there is additional funding for the Corps as follows: Investigations: For the initiation and/or completion of flood and storm damage reduction, including shore protection, studies that are currently authorized or that are authorized in the future, to reduce risk from future floods and hurricanes:…

Coastal Highlights from House THUD Bill

Below are excerpts from the Committee Report on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies bill:   Resiliency for coastal roads and highways.—Coastal roads and highways, which are the lifelines of many communities, are facing major challenges from the effects of climate change, particularly sea level rise and coastal erosion. As DOT makes…