Flood Control Acts, 1936, 1944


Flood Control Acts, 1936, 1944
   Following a series of major floods, including one in Mississippi in 1927 and Ohio in 1933, and concern about soil erosion, flooding was recognized as a national issue requiring federal involvement. This led to the passage of the Flood Control Act in 1936 authorizing studies in water control. Further amendments in the 1930s required state and local flood control measures. The Flood Control Act of 1944 established the Missouri River Basin Project, a series of 112 dams and hydroelectric plants serving 10 states. The program is ongoing.

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