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Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2016

The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 is comprehensive legislation that was signed into Law under the Water Resources Infrastructure Improvements for Nation (WIIN) Act by President Obama on December 16, 2016. The Act addresses America’s water infrastructure needs which are critical for the Nation’s economic competitiveness and domestic security.  The WRDA provisions are included in four Titles:  Title I - Water Resources Development; Title II – Water and Waste Act of 2016; Title III – Natural Resources and Title IV – Other Matters.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) provisions are covered under Title I with a few provisions under Titles II, III, and IV.

The USACE will develop “implementation guidance” for the provisions in coordination with the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works). The implementation guidance will be available and can be found in the Implementation Guidance section below.

The Water Resources Development Act is strictly an authorizing legislation. The funding to implement authorized studies, projects and activities is provided separately under the annual appropriations budgetary process.

Written correspondence sent to WRDA2016@usace.army.mil will not be posted publically unless the commenter indicates they want their comments posted to the public.

Implementation Guidance

WRDA 2016 implementation guidance will be published
as it is completed.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  Implementation Guidance contains WRDA Provisions

Last Update:  09 July 2018 - Section 1124 added; Section 1126 updated

  • 09 July 2018 - Section 1124 added; Section 1126 updated
  • 16 May 2018 - Section 5013 added
  • 16 Apr 2018 - Section 3603 replaced
  • 05 Apr 2018 - Sections 1102, 1132 & 1155 added
  • 03 Apr 2018 - Sections 1103 & 1107 updated; Sections 1109, 1112, 1122(I), 1137, 1138 & 1189 added
  • 27 Mar 2018 - Sections 1178(c), 1179(a), 1183 & 1202(c) added
  • 14 Mar 2018 - Section 1125 re-added as requested
  • 13 Mar 2018 - Section 1132 removed as requested
  • 06 Mar 2018 - Section 1125 removed as requested
  • 05 Mar 2018 - Section 1125 added
  • 20 Feb 2018 - Sections 1106, 1121, 1132, 1154, 1168, 1169, 1206, 1322 and 5014 added
  • 05 Feb 2018 - Section 1122(a)-(h) revised; Sections 1114, 1143, 1162 and 1167 added
  • 10 Jan 2018 - Sections 1122(a)-(h), 1122(j), 1163, 1184 and 1204 added
  • 06 Nov 2017 - Section 1113 added
  • 24 Oct 2017 - Section 1118 added
  • 20 Oct 2017 - Sections 1110, 1145, 1164 and 1174 added
  • 06 Oct 2017 - Sections 1104 and 1165 added
  • 29 Sep 2017 - Sections 1128, 1153 and 1184 added
  • 28 Sep 2017 - Sections 1149 and 1312 added
  • 19 Sep 2017 - Section 1316 correction added
  • 18 Sep 2017 - Section 1316 deleted
  • 15 Sep 2017 - Sections 1157, 1202(d), 1305 and 1316 added
  • 11 Sep 2017 - Sections 1133 and 1402(c) added
  • 05 Sep 2017 - Section 1179(b) added
  • 25 Aug 2017 - The following Sections are under the lead of another Federal Agency:  3503, 3603, 5005, 5007
  • 24 Aug 2017 - The following Sections do not require Implementation Guidance:  1101, 1120, 1136, 1141, 1142, 1144, 1146, 1158, 1159, 1164, 1170, 1175, 1180, 1181, 1187, 1188, 1302, 1306, 1309, 1310, 1313, 1320
  • 24 Aug 2017 - Sections 1103 and 1107 added
  • 23 Aug 2017 - Section 1160 added
  • 21 Aug 2017 - Sections 1130, 1140 & 1314 added
  • 24 Jul 2017 - Sections 1307 and 1321(c) added
  • 14 Jul 2017 - Sections 1105, 1111, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1123, 1127, 1131, 1147, 1151, 1171, 1186, 1202(a), 1202(b), 1205, 1304, 1308, and 1311 added
  • 29 Jun 2017 - Sections 1156(a)(2) and 1166 added
  • 07 Jun 2017 - Sections 1135, 1156, 1203, 1319 added
  • 08 Jun 2017 - Section 1185 added
  • 22 May 2017 - Sections 1119, 1129, 1148, 1150, 1172, 1173, 1303, 1315, 1317, 1318 added
  • 04 May 2017 - Sections 1321(a) and 1402(a) added
  • 01 May 2017 - Sections 1126, 1182, 1321(B), 1401(B) added
  • 29 Mar 2017 - Section 1120, 1178(b), 1201, 1207 & 1401 added
  • 22 Mar 2017 - Page created

Written Comments

Written comments may be submitted Electronically to:

WRDA2016@usace.army.mil


Comments will not be posted for the public unless requested by the commenter.