Public Proposals for Water Resource Projects

28 Apr 2018 11:10 AM | Glenda Johnson (Administrator)

Congress and the US Army Corps of Engineers have opened the opportunity for the public (non-federal interests) to propose new water resource projects or modifications to authorized water resource projects.  Section 7001 of Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) 2014 requires that the Secretary of the Army submit to the Congress a report annually that includes feasibility studies submitted by non-federal interests and proposed modifications to an authorized water resources project. This annual report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development, prepared by the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), becomes the basis for projects to be authorized through future Water Resources Development Acts (WRDAs). 

A Federal Register Notice (Federal Register/Vol. 83, No. 77/Friday, April 20, 2018) has been posted starting the 120-day open period for non-Federal interests to submit proposals for future water resource study and project authorities for consideration by Congress.  The deadline for proposals by non-federal interests is 20 August 2018.  Proposed projects must meet specific criteria laid out in the Federal Register for consideration.  Projects submitted through the Corps are reviewed for the criteria prior submittal in the annual report.  The Corps of Engineers provides a Section 7001 website as a comprehensive reference non-federal interests.  It provides the proposal link, history and purpose of Section 7001, FAQs, published reports, presentations, and contact information.  The link is:


Public information meeting July 24, 2018 (1pm CST)

Proposals must be submitted online by August 20, 2018

Annual report submitted to Congress by February 1, 2019

MOARC will work with the Kansas City District Corps of Engineers to ensure non-federal interests such as state and local governments, regional industrial organizations, and Missouri 


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