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Little Rock Districts MV Ted Cook positions the Crane Barge Mike Hendricks at Dam 2 during the Navigation (Inland) flood of 2011 2 major waterways (GIWW and MKARNS) Water Supply •8.4 million acre-feet of Hydroelectric Power water storage •18 power plants in 6 states •Water control contracts = produce 6.7 billion kw hours water for 39 million •87% of regional capacity, households third in the Corps Sardis Dam, Oklahoma Bull Shoals Powerhouse, Arkansa s RecreationFlood Damage Reduction •20 percent of the Corps total •74 flood damage recreation projects located reduction within the regional boundary lakes/reservoirs •83 million visitors at 90 operating •33.22M acre-feet projects located in five states of flood storage Moonshine Beach, •760 miles of local flood Table Rock Lake, Mo. protection projects •$85 B in cumulative flood damage prevention Dallas Floodway Navigation (Ports and Channels) •4 of the Nation’s “Top Ten” ports Regulatory (work in waters & wetlands) •32 channels (15 deep draft, 17 shallow draft) •Over 5000 permit decisions annually •More than 500 M tons of commerce annually •Protection of waters & wetlands Regulators examine soils on a Houston Ship Channel wetland delineation field visit. BUILDING STRONG®
•Engineering • Construction •Installation Support•Environmental management services for the Army & Air Force Fort Sill Air Defense Artillery School Little Rock AFB University Center Fort Bliss 1st Brigade Combat Team headquarters IMCOM Headquarters Future Fort Hood Hospital San Antonio BUILDING STRONG®
Charter for Regional CollaborationPrinciples: Integrating planning processes. Ensuring the best use of federal reservoirs, sustainability, and protection options. Identifying funding opportunities and authorities for water planning and the implementation of State water plans. Working together to improve communication and collaboration. 7 BUILDING STRONG®
TWDB / Corps Permit Streamlining Effort • Goals: educate water resource providers on permitting process and identify ways to reduce the time needed for review/approval of water resource development projects • Interagency workshops conducted to educate water resource providers and their consultants about permitting a water resource project • Developed a multi-agency permit process flow chart – currently in final stages of development • Next steps: finalize and post the flow chart on TWDB hosted web site, develop and execute interagency training workshops. 8 BUILDING STRONG®
FRM Corporate Goal: In coordination with stakeholders, transitionexisting levees to Corps standards while maintaining PL84-99 eligibility andadhering to the Endangered Species Act and other Federal environmentallaws. Transitioning Levee Compliance Policy Policy Document Elements • Worst-first System-wide Incorporate into ER 500-1-1 • Interim Progress Milestones Improve Levee System and/or Improvement • Long-term Plan Framework Seek Other Solutions • Regional Solutioneering Teams Reduce Flood Risk •Set-back Levees ETL 1110-2- •Planting Berms 571 •National Solutioneering Team Standards •Can be part of SWIF Vegetation •Environmental Considerations Variance •Technical Review Process •Vegetation Management Plan (PGL) •Can be part of SWIF BUILDING STRONG®
Trends Influencing CW’s Future Flood Risk Aging Infrastructure Globalization International water security & USACE OCONUS missions Competition for Water Focus on SustainabilityDomestic Discretionary Funding USACE Organization Climate Change 11 BUILDING STRONG®
Planning Modernization Top Four Performance Priorities• Improve Planning Program delivery (investigations and CG) and instill Civil Works- wide accountability• Develop a sustainable national & regional Planning operational and organization model• Improve planner knowledge and experience (build the bench)• Modernize planning guidance and processes 13 BUILDING STRONG® BUILDING STRONG®
Thinking About the Budget Development Process A goal-oriented, priority, and performance based program approach to budgeting Incorporate integrated water resource management concepts into budget framework, as appropriate(watershed approach) Incorporate stakeholder and partner discussions into the priority decision making process Develop timeline for full implementation of new budget process that will evolve over multiple years BUILDING STRONG® 17
Civil Works Infrastructure Strategy Infrastructure Strategic Strategic Communication Investment Plan Roadmap (Listening-Based) Capital Vision Interagency Development Mission O&M Private Industry Goals Recapitalization Objectives Divestiture State & Local 19 BUILDING STRONG®
Summary We’re in a period of tight budgets. We must take a hard look at priorities and make sure we’re maximizing our available resources. We are continuing to look for opportunities to better align federal, state, local and public private partnership efforts. Through our CW transformation initiatives we believe that we can work together to optimize our CW water investments for the future. The future is ours to change together. 16 BUILDING STRONG®
Questions?For more information, please visit us on the internet at:www.swd.usace.army.milFollow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/swdusace 17 BUILDING STRONG®
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