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Civil Works Water Resource Projects Overview

These web pages present a brief description of water resources projects completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. It describes the role of the Corps in planning and building water resource improvements and explains the procedure leading to the authorization of such projects.

For ease of reference, the material is arranged according to the type of project, (e.g. flood plain and flood risk management, navigation, or shore and bank protection.) There is also a reference that lists Corps' projects by community.

The Corps of Engineers water resources development program exerts a significant impact on New England's physical, economic, and social environment. This website affords citizens the opportunity to learn about the various projects and to determine how they can participate in decisions regarding present and future activities.

Today's Corps of Engineers carries out missions in three broad areas: military construction and engineering support to military installations; Interagency and International Services (such as the Environmental Protection Agency's "Superfund" program to clean up hazardous and toxic waste sites); and the Civil Works mission, centered around navigation, flood control and a growing role in environmental restoration.

The following pages describe the Flood Risk Management projects in New England: