Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Water Resources Development Act of 1988

Water Resources Development Act of 1988 (33 U.S.C. 59yj-1; 59y; 579a; 592; 988; 2201; 2211; 2280; 2300; 2312; 2313; and 42 U.S.C. 1962d-59; 102 Stat. 4012) -- Public Law 100-676, enacted November 17, 1988, authorized 16 navigation, flood control, beach nourishment projects as well as 20 modifications to previously authorized projects. (This was the first biennial authorization for Corps water projects since enactment of the 1986 omnibus bill. Prior to the passage of the 1986 statute, a 16-year period had elapsed due to the difficulty of developing cost-sharing provisions.)

Provisions of interest to the Service include:

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