Creatively Cost Sharing a Large Flood Control Dam

by Kristopher T. Schafer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Infrastructure: Needs, Economics, and Financing


The passage of Public Law 99-662 in November of 1986, commonly known as the Water Resources Development Act of 1986, added a new dimension to Federal development of water resource projects. This paper presents a case study of one such project which demonstrated the ability of a small community to successfully coordinate and finance construction of a multi-million dollar flood control dam.

Subject Headings: Floods | Dams | Water resources | Federal government | Case studies | Construction management | Local government | Legislation

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