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relatively high value, or the requestor must indicate a great urgency and need. During 1987 and to date in 1988 have provided several thousand responses to high priority requests. I will provide a partial list showing examples of those requests. (The information follows:)




St. Tammany

Conduct flood hazard analysis and provide planning guidance to the Department of Public Works on proposed residential development along the Little Boguefalaya River.

City of Roanoke,

Assist in evaluating several flood-proofing and flood-reduction proposals for an industry on Tinker Creek that had incurred $50 million in flood damages during the 1985 flood.

State of New

Analyze the effectiveness of the state's flood control system for the Merrimack River basin relative to operations during the 1987 floods.

Town of Carrboro,
North Carolina


Develop flood-proofing and flood-reduction proposals for

apartment complex and several single family housing units along Toms Creek that floods every 2 or 3 years.

State of Vermont

Perform dam break analysis studies for dams of immediate concern to the state and assist in the development of state action plans to be used in case of failure.

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State of West

Provide flood hazard evaluations and planning guidance on locations for constructing nursing homes.

City of
Plymouth, Indiana

Perform flood hazard analysis and provide planning guidance and assistance to city officials


developing alternative plans to mitigate future flood losses.


Clay County,

Provide assistance in the development of flood warning and evacuation plan for the Middleburg area in the Black Creek watershed.

City of Mullins,
South Carolina

Analyze the impact on the floodway from filling the flood plain for development of a mobile home park.

Lee County,

Provide guidance relative to the location and design of emergency shelters for hurricane mitigation.




State of

Provide flood hazard analysis and planning
guidance to city officials of Starkville,
Mississippi to address proposed development
along Springers Branch.
Provide assistance and guidance to city
planners for prudent use of flood plains in
the location and design of an industrial park

City of South
Roxana, Illinois

U.S. Postal

Provide flood hazard evaluations on numerous construction sites for proposed new postal facilities.



State of

Provide flood hazard analysis
identified hazardous waste sites.

U.S. Department
of Housing and
Urban Development


Provide flood hazard analysis at various
potential construction sites and guidance as
to the design housing for elderly
citizens in McKean County, Pennsylvania.
Provide flood hazard analysis and guidance on
the location and design of day
center along Crouse Run. (A Presidentially
declared disaster area in 1986).

Hampton Township,

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State of Michigan

Provide guidance on the design, construction, and maintenance of levees for agricultural lands.


Provide flood hazard analysis and planning guidance concerning the design of a hospitalnursing home facility along Town Branch.

State of Minnesota


Assist the state and the City of Elba improve flood forecasting, warning systems and emergency prepardeness plans.

U.S. Bureau of
Indian Affairs/
State of Arizona

Provide flood plain delineations and develop flood hazard mitigation plans for the

Gila River Indian Community


Pinal County, Arizona.

City of Omaha,

Provide flood hazard information and planning guidance to assist city officials in evaluating the site selection of multi-million dollar residential/commercial development along the floodway fringe.


State of North

Evaluate effects of proposed Grand Forks dam on the Red River of the North's flood stages, floodway, and floodplain.

City of Lake
Worth, Texas

Provide flood hazard analysis on the location of a new high school along a tributary of the Trinity River.

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Senator JOHNSTON. Last year, an additional $1,500,000 was provided to initiate * study on matnods of alleviating adverse concerquences of fluctuating water levels in the Great Lakes St. Laurence River Basin. Bring "he committee up to date on the corps worke, including milestones and completion schedule.

General HATCH. The drafting of the Plan of Study was accontial y completed in December 1987. This represented the first major milestone of the study concerning the Reference on fiuctuating water levels in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Basin. The study plan breaks the reference effort in two phases including a framework analysis of a wide ran dama reduction measures in Phase I and detailed evalu

of selected measures in Phase II. The major milest efforts has the Phase I Report scheduled to be International Joint Commission is in May 1 Report scheduled to be forwarded to the IC

Senator JOHNSTON. What is the tota expected to be and what is the projer fiscal year through completion?

General HATCH. The total cost of the two-phase study w
vary depending on the number and type of measures selected
Phase I for detailed study in Phase II. Categories of messi -
include: structural, non-structural, legislative, policy
information. At this time, the mix of measures to be sele*
for detailed study in Phase II has not been determined.
example, there are more structural measures and fewer insan
measures the cost of Phase II would be relatively highes
the level of detail necessary to evaluate and compare the
measures. The cost estimate of Phase I is $4,200,000.
of Phase II is estimated to range between $3,500,000 and
$5,000,000. These estimates include U.S, IJC and Canad
efforts. The Corps of Engineers needs for this study
and FY89 are $1,500,000 for each year. The needs to
FY91 have not yet been defined, again, this is due to "
that Phase II has not been fully defined.

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Senator JOHNSTON. Is Canada participating in t**
If so, briefly discuss the Canadian role.

General HATCH. Canada is participating active
Reference study through the lead role of Environme-
in the continuing participation of the Canadian ia
IJC staff. The study management is broken down :-*
governance levels, each of which has equal U.S. 2
representation. Much of the Canadian daily effc.
provided through agency staffing of study eleme*
Environment Canada. Specific requests to the Cz:
Board are being introduced on or about 1 Apr:

supporting funds. For u.s. and Canadian piar"
Canadian-U.s. cost sharing is considered to:

to the

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1 Corps this study?

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Soil Mechanics Information and Analysis Center

This center serves the technical areas of soil mechanics, foundations, engineering geology, seismology, and geophysics. The first three have primarily civil Works applications. It responds to requests for literature searches, locates experts and provides letter reports on special problems to Corps of Engineers District and Division offices and provides direct support to researchers at the Waterways Experiment Station who carry out the Civil Works research. The Coastal Engineering Information Analysis Center

This center archives information including reports, wave data, Littoral Environment Observation data, coastal photographs and slides, and disseminates information in response to requests. This information is used extensively as a resource for planning and design of civil works projects within the Corps of Engineers, and as an information resource for coastal research and development within the Corps of Engineers. Also, a significant number of requests are received from non-Department of Defense government agencies, including state and local agencies, and from the private sector. Only a small number of requests are received from the Department of Defense activities outside the Corps of Engineers. The Concrete Technology Information Analysis Center

This center's mission is to collect, analyze, evaluate, and disseminate information in the broad field of concrete technology." It is authorized to respond to queries, prepare state-of-the-art reports and bibliographies, and perform other functions. The Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program involves the procurement of a vast amount of concrete for new construction and the evaluation, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of a very large number of existing concrete structures. It is essential that, specifications and manuals providing guidance to Corps staff reflect current state-of-theart technology. Similarly, an awareness of the state-of-the-art is equally necessary to focus the Civil Works R&D Concrete Program toward the highest priority issues.

Hydraulic Engineering Information Analysis Center

The purpose of this center is to acquire, analyze, evaluate, and condense literature into subject areas related to civil engineering hydraulics. The primary audience that center serves is the professional engineering staff of the Corps of Engineers Divisions and Districts. The Center's information and services are available to all Federal agencies, state/local governments, universities, contractors, and the public. Corps of Engineers Civil Works mission constitutes about 90 percent of the inquiries received by the Center, with about equal division of the remainder among the other groups noted.


In summary, it can be seen from the above that the Corps Civil Works Program is the primary beneficiary of the various centers. The listing of the Department of Defense under service area of previously submitted budget sheets is used in the context of the Corps, and its civil Works Programs, being part of the Department of Defense.

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