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Congress recently passed the Water Resources Development Act, a measure which included flood control reforms sought since the Great Flood of 1993. The bill requires that communities prepare and implement flood plain management plans before they become eligible for federal projects, and it increases the local share of funding for federal projects from 25 to 35 percent. THE WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT AUTHORIZES U.S. ARMY CORPS. OF ENGINEERS RESTORATION FOR THE ANACOSTIA RIVER, THE GREAT LAKES, CHESAPEAKE BAY AND THE EVERGLADES (PICTURED) -- AND GENERALLY EXPANDS THE CORP'S ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION AUTHORITY. Photo provided courtesy of American Rivers.

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