Tag: program
  • Regulatory Program

    The Department of the Army Regulatory Program is one of the oldest in the Federal Government. Initially it served a fairly simple, straightforward purpose: to protect and maintain the navigable capacity of the nation's waters. Time, changing public needs, evolving policy, case law, and new statutory mandates have changed the complexion of the program, adding to its breadth, complexity, and authority. The Regulatory Program is committed to protecting the Nation's aquatic resources and navigation capacity, while allowing reasonable development through fair and balanced decisions. The Corps evaluates permit applications for essentially all construction activities that occur in the Nation's waters, including wetlands.
  • Recreation / Water Safety

    RecreationThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the nation's leading federal providers of outdoor recreation with more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states. Visitors of all ages can enjoy traditional activities like hiking, boating, fishing, camping and hunting, and for those slightly more adventurous there is snorkeling, windsurfing,
  • Hydropower Program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Hydropower Program is the largest generator of hydropower in the US, with 75 power-producing dams housing 356 individual generating units. USACE’s hydropower assets generate more than 70 billion kilowatt hours per year of clean renewable energy. This clean energy is enough to power 10 cities the size of Seattle. Additionally, the revenue generated by the USACE hydropower fleet is used to repay the original construction costs of the hydropower projects and to fund the operation, maintenance and modernization investments of the hydropower fleet.
  • Levee Safety

    Levee systems are part of our nation’s landscape and important to communities because of the benefits they provide. For example, more than 13 million people live or work behind levees in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Levee Safety Program. And, public and private property worth more than one trillion dollars are behind these levees.
  • Dam Safety

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) operates and maintains approximately 740 dams and associated structures nationwide that provide significant, multiple benefits to the nation—its people, businesses, critical infrastructure and the environment.  These benefits include flood risk management, navigation, water supply, hydropower, environmental stewardship, fish and wildlife conservation and recreation. 
  • Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS)

    The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study that presents a range of options and technologies to prevent aquatic nuisance species (ANS) movement between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins through aquatic connections. See the map below to view the location of these basins and the GLMRIS study area. Through a structured study process, USACE identified ANS of Concern established in one basin with the risk for transfer to the other, analyzed and evaluated available controls, and formulated alternatives with the goal of preventing ANS transfer between the two basins, specifically within the Chicago Area Waterway System.
  • Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration Program (GLFER)

    Under the GLFER program, the Corps of Engineers plan, design, and constructs projects to restore and protect aquatic habitat.
  • Silver Jackets

    Silver Jackets is a National Corps of Engineers Program that focuses on continuous collaboration with state and other Federal agencies to reduce flood risks and other natural disasters. No single agency has all the answers, but often multiple programs can be leveraged to provide a cohesive solution.
  • Continuing Authorities Program (CAP)

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) is a group of nine legislative authorities under which USACE can plan, design, and implement certain types of water resources projects without additional project specific congressional authorization.
  • Formerly Used Defense Sites Program

    During the past 200 years, some activities supporting military readiness resulted in the need for environmental cleanup within the United States and its territories. The Department of Defense, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are committed to protecting human health and the environment and improving public safety by cleaning up these properties.