Recreation / Flood Risk Management Projects



Flood Risk Management Projects, Dams, Reservoirs, Hurricane Barriers, and Local Protection Projects

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Recreation and Flood Risk Management

Recreation Areas and Flood Risk Management Projects in New England

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, working in cooperation with agencies from the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, provides quality outdoor recreational opportunities at each of the 31 Corps-operated flood risk management reservoirs within these states. The lands and waters of these civil works water resource projects are managed to conserve the natural resources as well as for the primary authorized purpose of flood risk management.

In New England alone, USACE has built civil works water resource projects to includes 35 flood risk management dams, 112 local protection projects, and five hurricane barriers. A total of 31 of 35 reservoir projects, and three of five hurricane barriers are operated and maintained by the Corps, while the remaining projects are operated and maintained by local interests.

Recreation areas run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New England can be found by clicking on a state on the left to go directly to one of the 31 flood risk management projects  with recreational opportunities, or explore the interactive map below by clicking on the for details about each area.



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Damages prevented throughout New England from flooding events in winter/spring 2011 by flood risk management dams, local protection projects, and hurricane protection barriers were approximately $1.4 billion in fiscal year 2011. Cumulative flood reduction damages prevented by all projects, including local protection projects, since their construction through Sept. 30, 2011 are more than $6.6 billion. These projects cost a total of $538 million to build. Streamflow and other project/reservoir data are available through New England District's Reservoir Control Center.