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Army Corps of Engineers: Efforts to Assess the Impact of Extreme Weather Events
Army Corps of Engineers: Efforts to Assess the Impact of Extreme Weather Events
 
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By Anne-Marie Fennell (au)
Year: 2015
Pages: 37
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-4578-6989-1

Product Code: 1457869896

Description
 
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) plans, designs, and constructs water resources infrastructure, such as dams and levees. According to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events are increasing. Much of the Corpsäó» infrastructure was built over 50 years ago and may not be designed to operate within current climate patterns, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). This report explores (1) how the Corps prepares for and responds to extreme weather events in its planning and operation of water resources projects; and (2) the extent to which the Corps has assessed whether existing water resources infrastructure is prepared for extreme weather events. Tables and figures. This is a print on demand report.

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