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FINANCING FlOOD CONTROL - Illustration by I-Shan Chen
FINANCING FlOOD CONTROL

ONE OF THE MISSIONS OF THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IS TO PROVIDE ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR WATER RESOURCE PROJECTS ON THE NATION'S WATERWAYS. IN KATRINA'S WAKE, CRITICS HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT CORPS FUNDING AND STAFF REDUCTIONS.

Statistics compiled by Michael Gibbons and David Nahigian for the American Society for Engineering Education. Learn more at: www.asee.org/colleges





ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PERSONNEL FOR CIVIL PROJECTS

YEAR AMOUNT
1964 28,013
1965 26,446
1972 27,498
1983 32,408
2000 25,325
2002 24,687
2005 23,777

Statistics compiled by Michael Gibbons and David Nahigian for the American Society for Engineering Education. Learn more at: www.asee.org/colleges


ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS APPROPRIATED FUNDS FOR CIVIL PROJECTS

YEAR AMOUNT (IN MILLIONS)
1995 $5,205
1996 $5,071
1997 $5,702
1998 $5,979
1999 $6,030
2000 $5,982
2001 $6,842
2002 $6,864
2003 $6,773
2004 $6,474
2005 $6,670
2006 $5,975





FUNDING
State that received the most Corps money in the past five years for civil works projects:
Louisiana: $1.9 billion (Amount it received)
State that received the second-largest amount of Corps money in the past five years for civil works projects:
California: $1.4 billion (Amount it received)
Amount requested recently by the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project to improve draining and pumping system in New Orleans:
$62.5 million
Amount proposed by the White House:
$10.5 million
Amount requested this year by the Army Corps of Engineers to improve the levees holding back Lake Pontchartrain:
$27 million
Amount President Bush proposed:
$5.7 million

Statistics compiled by Michael Gibbons and David Nahigian for the American Society for Engineering Education. Learn more at: www.asee.org/colleges




 

FEATURES
DOWN, BUT NOT OUT -  By Thomas K. Grose, Mary Lord and Lynne Shallcross
DIVINE INTERVENTION -  By Alvin P. Sanoff
FIRST TO FILE - By Bethany Halford
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REFRACTIONS: Raising Grades - By Henry Petroski
TEACHING TOOLBOX
HIGH-TECH TEXTBOOKS - E-books are on the rise in some classrooms, but the publishing industry is still working the kinks out. By Jo Ellen Myers Sharp
TEACHING: Starting With Square One - By Phillip Wankat and Frank Oreovicz
BOOK REVIEW: Power Play - By Robin Tatu
ON CAMPUS: Road to the Real World - By Lynne Shallcross
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LAST WORD: Reflecting on Katrina - By Marybeth Lima
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