Water Resources Projects
Authorizes the Secretary of the Army (the Secretary) to carry out public works projects in the following locations for improvements to navigation, flood control, ecosystem restoration, and beach erosion control and hurricane protection: (1) Southeast Alaska Harbors of Refuge, Alaska; (2) Whiteman's Creek, Arkansas; (3) Morro Bay Harbor, California; (4) Sacramento Metro Area, California; (5) Rio Grande Alamosa, Colorado; (6) Delaware River Mainstem and Channel Deepening, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; (7) Canaveral Harbor, Florida; (8) Kissimmee River, Florida; (9) Port Everglades Harbor, Florida; (10) Savannah Harbor, Georgia and South Carolina; (11) Kentucky Lock Addition, Kentucky; (12) Amite River and Tributaries, Louisiana; (13) Saugus River and Tributaries, Massachusetts; (14) Las Vegas Wash and Tributaries, Nevada; (15) Morehead City Harbor, North Carolina; (16) West Onslow and New River Inlet, North Carolina; (17) Lackawanna River at Olyphant and at Scranton, Pennsylvania; (18) Locks and Dams 2, 3, and 4, Monongahela River, Pennsylvania; (19) Rio Grande De Loiza, Puerto Rico; (20) Sargent Beach, Texas; (21) Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas; and (22) Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Modifies projects at the following locations with respect to wildlife mitigation, flood control, beach erosion control and hurricane protection, navigation, and other improvements: (1) Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Alabama and Mississippi; (2) Goleta and vicinity, California; (3) Oceanside Harbor, California; (4) San Leandro Marina, California; (5) Savannah Harbor, Georgia; (6) O'Hare system of the Chicagoland underflow plan, Illinois; (7) Illinois River, Illinois; (8) Locks and Dam 26, Mississippi River, Alton, Illinois and Missouri; (9) Fort Wayne, Indiana; (10) Calcasieu Ship Channel, Louisiana; (11) Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana; (12) Parish Creek, Shady Side, Maryland; (13) Buffomville Lake, Massachusetts; (14) Flint River, Michigan; (15) South Fork Zumbro River, Minnesota; (16) Sowashee Creek, Meridian, Mississippi; (17) New Madrid Harbor, Missouri; (18) Ste. Genevieve, Missouri; (19) St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway, Missouri; (20) Papillion Creek and Tributaries Lake, Nebraska; (21) Green Brook Sub-basin, Raritan River Basin, New Jersey; (22) Passaic River Main Stem, New Jersey and New York; (23) Ramapo River at Oakland, New Jersey; (24) Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, New Jersey; (25) Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet, New Jersey; (26) Falls Dam and Reservoir, Neuse River, North Carolina; (27) Reno Beach-Howard Farms, Ohio; (28) Broken Bow Lake, Red River Basin, Oklahoma; (29) Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania; (30) Wister Lake, Oklahoma; (31) Chetco River, Oregon; (32) Port Orford, Oregon; (33) Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island; (34) Clear Creek, Texas; (35) Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Texas; (36) Dallas Floodway Extension, Dallas, Texas; (37) Ray Roberts Lake, Elm Fork of the Trinity River, Texas; (38) Ray Roberts Lake, Greenbelt, Texas; (39) Sims Bayou, Texas; (40) Buena Vista, Virginia; (41) Southern Branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Harbor, Virginia; (42) Virginia Beach, Virginia; (43) Lower Granite Lock and Dam, Washington; (44) Bonneville Lock and Dam, Washington; (45) Beech Fork Lake, West Virginia; (46) Bluestone Lake, Ohio River Basin, West Virginia; and (47) La Crosse and Shelby, Wisconsin. Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into a contract with the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Southwest Florida Water Management District of the State of Florida for the continued operation and maintenance by the Secretary of portions of the Cross Florida barge canal project, subject to specified requirements. Authorizes the Secretary (subject to specified requirements) to: (1) construct visitor centers at Melvin Price Lock and Dam, Alton, Illinois, and at Mt. Morris Dam, New York, and a Northeastern New Jersey Regional Flood Operations-Response, Engineering, and Visitor Center; and (2) establish and operate the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Site, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Directs the Secretary to consult with the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in the planning and design of the museum and site and with the Secretary of the Interior and the Director of the National Park Service in the planning, design, and implementation of interpretive programs. Authorizes appropriations. Requires the Secretary to conduct studies and carry out small navigation projects at: (1) Calcasieu River, Louisiana; (2) Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts; (3) Aunt Lydia's Cove, Chatham, Massachusetts; (4) Grand Marais, Minnesota; (5) Grand Portage, Minnesota; (6) Silver Bay, Minnesota; (7) Seaway Pier, Buffalo, New York; and (8) Tangier Island, Virginia. Directs the Secretary to conduct studies and carry out small flood control projects at: (1) Blue River and Brock Creek, Salem, Indiana; (2) White River, Elnora, Indiana; (3) White River, Gibson County, Indiana; (4) White River, Petersburg, Indiana; (5) Wabash River, Knox County, Indiana; (6) Red River at Grand Marais Outlet, Minnesota; (7) Sullivan Run Creek, Butler, Pennsylvania; (8) Little Fossil Creek, Texas; and (9) Turpentine Run, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 to provide that the benefits of the project at Krout's Creek, West Virginia, shall be treated as exceeding the cost of the project. Modifies projects at the following locations with respect to maximum allotments for flood control: (1) Lake Elsinore, California; (2) Telegraph Canyon, Chula Vista, California; and (3) St. Peters, St. Charles County, Missouri. Directs the Secretary to revise the local cooperation agreements to conform with increases in the Federal participation in such projects. Modifies the flood control project at Feather Creek, Clinton, Indiana. Directs the Secretary to develop and carry out a Sonoma Baylands wetland demonstration project in the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary, California. Sets forth project purposes and requirements. Authorizes appropriations. Sets forth limitations on amounts transferred and obligated pursuant to the Upper Mississippi River Management Program. Specifies that the costs of operation and maintenance of projects located on Federal lands or lands owned or operated by a State or local government shall be borne by the Federal, State, or local agency that is responsible for management activities for fish and wildlife on such lands. Directs the Secretary to construct a research and quarantine facility in Broward County, Florida, to be used in connection with efforts to control Melaleuca and other exotic plant species that threaten native ecosystems in Florida. Authorizes appropriations. Authorizes the Secretary to maintain navigation access to, and berthing areas at, all currently operating public and private commercial dock facilities associated with or having access to the Federal navigation project on the Columbia, Snake, and Clearwater Rivers from Bonneville Dam to and including Lewiston, Idaho, at a depth commensurate with the Federal navigation project. Exempts the Federal Government from liability resulting from such project. Authorizes the Secretary to construct such bulkheads along the Outer Harbor, Buffalo, New York, as may be necessary to protect the shoreline and reduce the flow of pollutants into Lake Erie. Directs the Secretary to: (1) conduct a study for a streambank and shoreline protection project for St. Croix River, Stillwater, Minnesota, subject to specified maximum allotment and cost-sharing requirements, and for Walnut Canyon Creek, Anaheim, California, subject to specified requirements; and (2) proceed expeditiously with design, land acquisition, and construction of the Montgomery Point Lock and Dam on the White River, Arkansas. Authorizes the Secretary to participate in the preservation, renovation, and rehabilitation of the Delaware Canal in Pennsylvania. Sets forth provisions with respect to the costs of major rehabilitation from specified projects. Directs the Secretary to conduct a study of the water supply, distribution, and transmission needs and water quality problems of Jackson and DeKalb Counties, Alabama. Sets forth reporting requirements. Directs the Secretary to conduct a feasibility study on Calleguas Creek, California, of benefits resulting from a change in agricultural practices within the floodplain to agricultural practices involving nonsubsidized crops. Authorizes the Secretary to conduct a study: (1) for the purpose of determining whether there is contaminated ground water flowing downstream from the San Gabriel Valley Ground Water Basin to the Central Ground Water Basin in California through existing Federal facilities at Whittier Narrows Dam, Los Angeles County, California; and (2) on shoreline protection measures at Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Directs the Secretary to: (1) complete the general reevaluation study for the flood control project at Santa Paula Creek, California, and implement measures identified as feasible in such study; (2) complete and transmit to the Congress a feasibility study for enlargement of the flood control project for the Success Reservoir, Tule River, California; and (3) as part of the ongoing review of the Anacostia River Watershed in the District of Columbia and Maryland, carry out a comprehensive assessment of adverse impacts to such watershed from Federal facilities, review current plans for reducing such adverse impacts, and carry out a feasibility study to identify and recommend measures for implementation to eliminate such adverse impacts. Requires the Secretary, in carrying out the feasibility study on Federal improvements to the St. John's River Channel, Florida, to examine the commercial and military uses of the channel in those areas traversed by both military and commercial vessels, and coordinate the activities of the Secretary with those of the Secretary of the Navy in order to utilize available studies and resources projecting future military dredging needs in the channel. Directs the Secretary to: (1) expeditiously complete the general design memorandum for the sand transfer portion of the navigation project for Canaveral Harbor, Florida; (2) expeditiously complete that portion of the navigation study for Tampa Harbor, Alafia River and Big Bend, Florida, relating to the Alafia River; (3) complete the feasibility study for Cedar River and tributaries, Blackhawk, Iowa; (4) conduct a study of the economic, engineering, and environmental feasibility of providing additional water supply for Calcasieu Parish and vicinity in southwest Louisiana; (5) complete the study for Federal maintenance of the Port Fourchon Navigation Channel, Louisiana; (6) conduct a study of and report to the Congress on, the water supply, distribution, and transmission needs of Brockton, Massachusetts; the feasibility of providing additional water supply for Brockton and vicinity; and the water quality and quantity and related land resources of the Taunton River; (7) conduct a study on proposed uses of the seawall located in Haverhill, Massachusetts (and provide technical assistance to non-Federal interests in developing plans for such seawall); (8) conduct an economic reevaluation of proposed improvements at Grand Marais Harbor, Michigan; (9) conduct a review and evaluation of the recreational master plan for Yazoo Basin, Mississippi; (10) study the feasibility of rehabilitating and otherwise ensuring the integrity of the dams and impoundments that created and enlarged Lake Lefferts and Lake Matawan, New Jersey, as a means of maintaining the high quality of the environmental ecosystems therein; (11) complete the feasibility study for Little River, Niagara Falls, New York; (12) complete the feasibility study for the water quality project for Shinnecock Inlet, Suffolk County, New York; (13) complete the feasibility study of shoreline protection for Strawberry Island, New York (and take such interim emergency measures as necessary); (14) enter into a cooperative agreement with Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, to conduct a study of the water and related land resources of the Mahoning River, Ohio; (15) conduct a study of the feasibility of constructing a canal connecting Lake Erie and the Ohio River, Ohio and Pennsylvania, for the purpose of navigation; (16) develop a comprehensive greenway corridor plan for the Juniata River corridor in Pennsylvania; (17) conduct independent studies to determine the Federal interest and feasibility of providing improvements to the Chesapeake Bay shoreline in Hampton and Poquoson, Virginia, for environmental protection and enhancement and protection against high tides and wave action; and (18) conduct a study to determine the feasibility of establishing a Tug Valley Greenway, West Virginia, for the purpose of utilizing the river environment for public recreation opportunities. Sets forth reporting requirements. Authorizes appropriations. Sets the Federal share (100 percent) of the cost of completion of the study for mitigation of shoreline damage attributable to the Federal navigation project at Salmon Harbor, Oregon. Continues the authorization for projects and studies (for flood control and other purposes) at the following locations: (1) Santa Cruz Harbor, California; (2) Lake Pontchartrain, North Shore, Louisiana; (3) Albert Lea Lake, Freeborn County, Minnesota; (4) St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway, Missouri; (5) Deal Lake, Monmouth County, New Jersey; (6) Tyrone, Pennsylvania; and (7) Big Pine Lake, Texas. Sets forth limitations with respect to such projects and studies. Deauthorizes navigation projects at the following locations: (1) Boston Inner Harbor Channel, Massachusetts; (2) Newburyport, Massachusetts; (3) Greilickville, Michigan; (4) South Haven Harbor, Michigan; and (5) Sag Harbor, New York. Deauthorizes a portion of the Canaveral Harbor project, Florida. Designates: (1) lock and dam 3, Arkansas River, Arkansas, as the "Joe Hardin Lock and Dam"; (2) the Greers Ferry Lake Visitors Center, Arkansas, as the "William Carl Garner Visitors Center"; (3) the reservoir created by the James W. Trimble Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River, Arkansas, as the "John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake"; (4) lock 5 on the Red River Waterway, Louisiana, as the "Joe D. Waggonner, Jr. Lock"; (5) the Gallipolis Locks and Dam, Ohio River, Ohio and West Virginia, as the "Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam"; and (6) the Mill Creek Reservoir, Washington, as the "Virgil B. Bennington Lake."