Abilene, Texas, Flood Control Study—Cast History

by Weldon K. Scrivner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


The Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, is currently performing a study of flooding problems of Abilene, Texas. This is the first study under the General Investigations authority to be performed in the Fort Worth District under the new cost sharing rules mandated by Congress in 1986. This paper presents a discussion of the background of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 and its implications for changing the way the Corps of Engineers does business. A case history of the flood control study of the Elm Creek watershed, Abilene, Texas, is presented to show how the new procedures are being implemented as well as to demonstrate how intergovernmental cooperation in water resources planning can be favorably accomplished.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Floods | Case studies | History | United States Army Corps of Engineers | Watersheds | Water policy | Rivers and streams | United States | Texas

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