WRDA 2016 Implementation Guidance

To view specific guidance on each section of WRDA 2016, click on the hyperlinked provision.
If the provision is not hyperlinked, guidance is in the process of being developed.
1101 Youth Service and Conservation Corps Organizations    
1102 Navigation Safety    
1103 Emerging Harbors    
1104 Federal Breakwaters and Jetties    
1105 Remote and Subsistence Harbors Amends Section 2006 of WRDA 2007 (33 U.S.C. 2242),
which was previously amended by
Section 2104 of the WRRDA 2014
1106 Alternative Projects to Maintenance Dredging    
1107 Great Lakes Navigation Systems    
1108 Funding for Harbor Maintenance Programs  (Provision Only)    
1109 Maintenance of Harbors of Refuge    
1110 Donor Ports and Energy Transfer Ports Amends Section 2106 of WRRDA 2014 (33 U.S.C. 2238c)  
1111 Harbor Deepening Amends Section 101(a) of WRDA 1986
(33 U.S.C. 2211 (a) and (b)); Section link not available
1112 Implementation Guidance    
1113 Non-Federal Interest Dredging Authority    
1114 Transportation Cost Savings Amends Section 210(e)(3) of WRDA 1986
(33 U.S.C. 2238(e)(3)); Section link not available
1115 Reservoir Sediment Amends Section 215 of WRDA 2000 (33 U.S.C. 2326c)
Section link not available
1116 Water Supply Conservation    
1117 Drought Emergencies    
1118 Leveraging Federal Infrastructure for Increased Water Supply    
1119 Indian Tribes

Sec 1119 of WRDA 2016 was rescinded and replaced by Sec 8114 of WRDA 22

Amends Section 1156 of WRDA 1986
(33 U.S.C. 2310) (Section link not available),
which was previously amended by
Section 1032 of WRRDA 2014

1120 Tribal Consultation Reports     FY 2012    FY 2013    FY 2014    FY 2015
1121 Tribal Partnership Program Amends Section 203 of WRDA 2000
(33 U.S.C. 2269), which was previously amended by Section 1031 (a) of WRRDA 2014
1122 (a)-(h) Beneficial Use of Dredge Material                [Proposals]
Report to Congress, June 2020
1122 (i)  Beneficial Use of Dredge Material, Special Rule and Disposal at Non-Federal Cost     
 1122 (j) Beneficial use of Dredged Material, Clarification  Amends Section 156 of WRDA 1976 (42 U.S.C. 1962-5f(e))
(Section link not available), which was previously
amended by Section 1037(a)(2) of WRRDA 2014
1123 Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration Repeals Section 506(g) of WRDA 2000
(42 U.S.C. 1962d-22(g))
1124 Corps of Engineers Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems    
1125 Funding to process permits

Amends Section 214 of WRDA 2000 (33 USC 2352),
which was previously amended by
Section 1006 of WRRDA 2014

WRDA 16 Section 1125 Sec Army Delegation 8 January 18

WRDA 16 Section 1125 Delegation Memo 19 January 18


1126 Study of Water Resources Development Projects by Non-Federal Interest Amends Section 203 of WRDA 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2232)
Section link not available
1127 Non-Federal Construction of Authorized Flood Damage Reduction Projects Amends Section 204 of WRDA 1986 (Section link not available),
previously amended by Section 1014(b) of WRRDA 2014
(33 U.S.C. 2232)
1128 Multistate Activities Amends Section 22 of WRDA 1974 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-16)
Section link not available
1129 Planning Assistance to States Amends Section 22 of WRDA 1974 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-16)
Section link not available  
1130 Regional Participation Assurance for Levee Safety Activities Amends Section 9004 of WRDA 2007 (Section link not available),
which was previously amended by amended by
Section 3016(d) of WRDA 2014 (33 U.S.C. 3303)
1131 Participation of Non-Federal Interests Amends Section 221(b) of the Flood Control Act of 1970
(42 U.S.C. 1962d-5b(b)), which was previously amended by
Section 2003 of WRDA 2007
1132 Post Authorization Change Reports    
1133 Maintenance Dredging Data    
1134 Electronic Submission and Tracking of Permit Applications  (Provision Only)    
1135 Data Transparency Amends Section 2017 of WRDA 2007
Section link not available
1136 Quality Control    
1137 Report on Purchase of Foreign Manufactured Articles    
1138 International Outreach Program    
1139 Dam Safety Repairs Projects    
1140 Federal cost Limitation for Certain Projects Amends Section 506 of WRDA 2000 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-22(c)),
which was previously amended by Section 5011 of WRDA 2007
Report to Congress on
Federal Breakwaters and Jetties
1141 Lake Kemp, Texas    
1142 Corrosion Prevention    
1143 Sediment Sources    
1144 Prioritization of Certain Project    
1145 Gulf Coast Oyster Bed Recovery Assessment    
1146 Initiating Work on Separable Elements    
1147 Lower Bois D'Arc Creek Reservoir Project, Fannin County, Texas    
1148 Recreational Access at Corps of Engineers Reservoirs Amends Section 1035 of WRRDA 2014
(Public Law 113-121; 128 Stat. 1234)
1149 No Wake Zones in Navigation Channels    
1150 Ice Jam Prevention and Mitigation    
1151 Structural Health Monitoring    
1152 Kennewick Man    
1153 Authority to Accept and Use Materials and Services Amends Section 1024 of WRRDA 2014
(33 U.S.C. 2325a)
1154 Munitions Disposal Amends Section 1027 of WRRDA 2014
(33 USC 426e-2)
1155 Management of Recreation Facilities Amends Section 225 of WRDA 1992 (33 U .S.C. 2328)
Section link not available
1156 Structures and Facilities Constructed by Secretary Amends 33 U.S.C. 408 and
Section 1007 of WRRDA 2014

Contributed Funds 

1157 Project Completions Amends Section 7001(f) of WRRDA 2014
(33 U.S.C. 2282d(f))
1158 New England District Headquarters    
1159 Buffalo District Headquarters    
1160 Future Facility Investment    
1161 Completion of Ecosystem Restoration Projects Amends Section 2039 of WRDA 2007  
1162 Fish and Wildlife Mitigation Further amends Section 906 of WRDA 1986 (33 USC 2283)
(Section link not available), which was previously amended
by Section 1040 of WRRDA 2014
1163 Wetlands Mitigation Amends Section 2036(c) of WRDA 2007  
1164 Debris Removal    
1165 Disposition Studies    
1166 Transfer of Excess Credit Amends Section 1020 of WRRDA 2014
(33 U.S.C. 2223)
1167 Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction    
1168 Fish Hatcheries    
1169 Shore Damage Prevention or Mitigation    
1170 Enhancing Lake Recreation Opportunities    
1171 Credit in Lieu of Reimbursement Amends Section 1022 of WRRDA 2014
(33 U.S.C. 2225)
1172 Easements for Electric, Telephone, or Broadband Service Facilities    
1173 Study on Performance of Innovative Materials    
1174 Conversion of Surplus Water Agreements    
1175 Projects Funded by the Inland Waterways Trust Fund    
1176 Rehabilitation Assistance
(Provision Only)
1177 Rehabilitation of Corps Engineers Constructed Dams    
1178 Columbia River    
1178(a) Columbia River Ecosystem Restoration  (Provision Only)    
1178(b) Columbia River Watercraft Inspection Stations Further amends Section 104 of the
Rivers and Harbor Act of 1958 (33 U.S.C. 610)
(Section link not available),
which was previously amended by
Section 1039(d) of WRRDA 2014
1178(c) Columbia River Tribal Assistance    
1179 Missouri River    
1179(a) Missouri River Reservoir Sediment Management    
1179(b) Missouri River Snowpack and Drought Monitoring Amends Section 4003(a) of WRRDA 2014  
1180 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration    
1181 Salton Sea, California    
1182 Adjustment Amends Section 219 of WRDA 1992
Section link not available
1183 Coastal Engineering    
1184 Consideration of Measures    
1185 Table Rock Lake, Arkansas and Missouri    
1186 Rural Western Water Amends Section 595 of WRDA 1999 
(Section link not available), which was previously amended by
Section 4008 of WRRDA 2014
1187 Interstate Compacts    
1188 Sense of Congress    
1189 Dredged Material Disposal    
1201 Authorization of Proposed Feasibility Studies    
1201(1) Ouachita-Black Rivers, Arkansas and Louisiana    
1201(2) Cache Creek Settling Basin, California    
1201(3) Coyote Valley Dam, California    
1201(4) Del Rosa Channel, City of San Bernardino, California    
1201(5) Merced County Streams, California    
1201(6) Mission-Zanja Channels, Cities of San Bernardino and Redlands, California    
1201(7) Soboba Indian Reservation, California    
1201(8) Indian River Inlet, Delaware    
1201(9) Lewes Beach, Delaware    
1201(10) Mispillion Complex, Kent and Sussex Counties    
1201(11) Daytona Beach, Florida    
1201(12) Brunswick Harbor, Georgia    
1201(13) Dubuque, Iowa    
1201(14) St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana    
1201(15) Cattaraugus Creek, New York    
1201(16) Cayuga Inlet, Ithaca, New York    
1201(17) Delaware River Basin, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware    
1201(18) Silver Creek, Hanover, New York    
1201(19) Stonycreek and Little Conemaugh Rivers, Pennsylvania    
1201(20) Tioga-Hammond Lake, Pennsylvania    
1201(21) Brazos River, Fort Bend County, Texas    
1201(22) Chacon Creek, City of Laredo, Texas    
1201(23) Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Texas    
1201(24) City of El Paso, Texas    
1201(25) Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Brazoria and Matagorda Counties, Texas    
1201(26) Port of Bay City, Texas    
1201(27) Chincoteague Island, Virginia    
1201(28) Burley Creek Watershed, kitsap County, Washington    
1201(29) Savannah River Below Augusta, Georgia    
1201(30) Johnstown, Pennsylvania    
1202 Additional Studies    
1202(a) Tulsa and West Tulsa, Arkansas River, Oklahoma    


Cincinnati, Ohio    
1202(c) Artic Deep Draft Port Development Partnerships Amends Section 2105 of WRRDA 2014
(33 U.S.C. 2243)
1202(d) Mississippi River Ship Channel, Gulf to Baton Rouge, Louisiana    
1203 North Atlantic Coastal Region Amends Section 4009 of WRRDA 2014
(PL 113-121)
1204 South Atlantic Coastal Study    
1205 Texas Coastal Area    
1206 Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers    
1207 Kanawha River Basin    
1301 Deauthorization of Inactive Projects    
1302 Backlog Prevention    
1303 Valdez, Alaska    
1304 Lost Angeles County Drainage Area, Los Angeles County, California    
1305 Sutter Basin, California Deauthorizes increment authorized in
Section 7002(2) of WRRDA of 2014
1306 Essex River, Massachusetts    
1307 Port of Cascade Locks, Oregon    
1308 Central Delaware River, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania    
1309 Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania    
1310 Rivercenter, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania    
1311 Salt Creek, Graham, Texas Deauthorizes project authorized under
Section 101 (a)(30) of WRDA 1999
Section link not available
1312 Texas City Ship Channel, Texas City, Texas    
1313 Stonington Harbour, Connecticut    
1314 Red River Below Denison Dam, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana Deauthorizes portion of a project authorized under
Section 10 of the Flood Control Act of 1946
(60 Stat. 647, chapter 596)
Section link not available
1315 Green River And Barren River, Kentucky    
1316 Hannibal Small Boat Harbor, Hannibal, Missouri Deauthorizes project authorized under
Section 101 of the River and Harbor Act of 1950
(64 Stat. 166, chapter 188)
1317 Land Transfer and Trust Land for Muscogee (Creek) Nation    
1318 Cameron County, Texas    
1319 New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam, Georgia and South Carolina Modifies a project authorized by
Section 7002(1) of WRRDA 2014
(Public Law 113-121)
1320 Hamilton City, California    
1321 Conveyances    
1321(a) Pearl River, Mississippi and Louisiana    
1321(b) Sardis Lake, Mississippi    
1321(c) Pensacola Dam and Reservoir, Grand River, Oklahoma    
1322 Expedited Considerations Amends Section 1011 of WRRDA  2014  
1322(a) Expedited Considerations - Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction    
1322(b) Expedited Considerations - Flood Damage Reduction and Flood Risk Management Projects    
1401 Project Authorizations    
1401(1) Navigation    
1401(1)(1) Brazos Island Harbor, TX    
1401(1)(2) Calcasieu Lock, LA    
1401(1)(3) Portsmouth Harbor and Piscataqua River, NH, ME    
1401(1)(4) Port Everglades, FL    
1401(1)(5) Little Diomede Harbor, AK    
1401(1)(6) Charleston Harbor, SC    
1401(1)(7) Craig Harbor, AK    
1401(1)(8) Upper Ohio, PA    
1401(2) Flood Risk Management    
1401(2)(1) Leon Creek Watershed, TX    
1401(2)(2) Armourdale and Central Industrial District Levee Units, Missouri River and Tributaries at Kansas Citys    
1401(2)(3) City of Manhattan    
1401(2)(4) Mill Creek, TN    
1401(2)(5) Upper Turkey Creek Basin, KS    
1401(2)(6) Princeville, NC    
1401(2)(7) American River Common Features, CA    
1401(2)(8) West Sacramento, CA    
1401(3) Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction    
1401(3)(1) Colleton County, SC    
1401(3)(2) Flagler County, FL    
1401(3)(3) Carteret County, NC    
1401(3)(4) Hereford Inlet to Cape May Inlet, Cape May County, NJ    
1401(3)(5) West Shore Lake Pontchartrain, LA    
1401(3)(6) San Diego County, CA    
1401(4) Ecosystem Restoration    
1401(4)(1) Central Everglades, FL    
1401(4)(2) Skokomish River, WA    
1401(4)(3) Puget Sound, WA    
1401(5) Flood Risk Management and Ecosystem Restoration    
1401(5)(1) Upper Des Plaines River and Tributaries, IL, WI    
1401(6) Flood Risk Management, Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation    
1401(6)(1) South San Francisco Bay Shoreline, CA    
1401(7) Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation    
1401(7)(1) Willamette River, OR    
1401(7)(2) Los Angeles River, CA    
1401(8) Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration    
1401(8)(1) Southwest Coastal Louisiana, LA    
1401(9) Modifications and other Projects    
1401(9)(1) Upper Trinity River, TX    
1401(9)(2) Turkey Creek Basin, KS, MO    
1401(9)(3) Ohio River Shoreline, KY    
1401(9)(4) Blue River Basin, MO    
1401(9)(5) Picayune Strand, FL    
1401(9)(6) Swope Park Industrial Area, Blue River, MO    
1401(9)(7) Rio de Flag, Flagstaff, AZ    
1401(9)(8) Houston Ship Channel, TX    
1402 Special Rules    
1402(a) Mill Creek, Tennessee    
1402(b) Los Angeles River, California    
1402(c) Upper Trinity River, Texas    
2112 Technical Assistance for Tribal Water Systems  (Provision Only)    
3503 Program Establishment    
3603 Lake Tahoe Restoration    
3608 Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Chickasaw Nation Water Settlement
(Provision Only)
5005 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative    
5007 Chesapeake Bay Grass Survey    
5013 Estuary Restoration    
5014 Environmental Banks