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Most recently, Corps civil works personnel were called to Iraq to assist in restoring some essential services and a portion of Iraq’s physical infrastructure. Historically, the Defense Department has supported the Corps’ continuation in civil works for the following reasons: • The nationwide civil works organization of the Chief of Engineers provides an existing organization to support rapid mobilization by the nation’s armed forces prior to or in the event of war. • This civil works experience provides a means for training engineering leaders in complex, large-scale types of construction and in related logistics efforts encountered in wartime.
If there are local or regional waterrelated problems, citizens often turn to the Corps for advice. In addition, the Corps may already be working with local leaders and elected officials on existing projects. Some critics believe that this relationship can create a bias within the Corps; others see this relationship as enhancing responsiveness to local problems. Federal Water Resources Planning Objectives and Guidelines 33 Other Federal Agencies In executing its water resources development activities, the Corps must work closely with many federal agencies and departments.
In the late eighteenth century, to the military was turned to for assistance in developing ports, harbors, and rivers. S. Military Academy at West Point became the country’s first engineering school, and remained its only engineering school for more than three decades. As settlement expanded westward, Army engineers led the exploration, helping to build roads and railroads. In 1824, Congress assigned the Corps responsibility for surveying and, eventually, for the development of inland navigation.
Analytical Methods And Approaches For Water Resources Project Planning by Panel on Methods and Techniques of Project Analysis, National Research Council