S. 2798 (93rd): Water Resources Development Act

Dec 11, 1973 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Died (Reported by Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 10203 (same title)
Signed by the President — Mar 07, 1974

Maurice “Mike” Gravel
Senator from Alaska
Related Bills
S. 3823 (94th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Signed by the President
Oct 22, 1976

H.R. 10203 (Related)
Water Resources Development Act

Signed by the President
Mar 07, 1974


This bill was introduced on December 11, 1973, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Dec 11, 1973
Reported by Committee Dec 11, 1973
Full Title

An original bill authorizing the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors for navigation, flood control.


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12/11/1973--Reported to Senate amended.
(LATEST SUMMARY) Water Resources Development Act -
Title I - Water Resources Development
Authorizes the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Corps of Engineers, to undertake the design, construction, repair, improvement, and modification of specified public works on rivers and harbors for navigation, flood control and other enumerated purposes.
Authorizes appropriations to carry out such projects.
Shoreline Erosion Control Demonstration Act - Directs the Secretary to conduct, for a period of five fiscal years, a national shoreline erosion control development and demonstration program.
Provides for the establishment of a Shoreline Erosion Advisory Panel. Sets forth the duties of such Panel. Authorizes appropriations of $10,000,000 per year for construction of such projects.
Streambank Erosion Control Evaluation and Demonstration Act - Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to direct, establish, and conduct for a period of five fiscal years a national streambank erosion prevention and control demonstration program.
States that the program shall consist of:
(1) an evaluation of the extent of streambank erosion on navigable rivers and their tributaries;
(2) development of new methods and techniques for bank protection, research on soil stability, and identification of the causes of erosion;
(3) a report to the Congress on the results of such studies and the recommendations of the Secretary of the Army on means for the prevention and correction of streambank erosion; and
(4) demonstration projects, including bank protection works.
Directs the Secretary of the Army to conduct navigational and flood-control projects on specified public works.
Authorizes appropriations to carry out such projects.
River Basin Monetary Authorization Act -
Title II - River Basin Monetary Authorizations
Authorizes specified amounts to be appropriated for the prosecution of development plans of enumerated river basins. States that such sums shall not exceed $764,000,000.

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