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Corps of Engineers

Corps of Engineers is the department of the U. S. Army responsible for flood protection and providing safe navigation channels.

What is Corps of Engineers?

Corps of Engineers is the department of the U. S. Army responsible for flood protection and providing safe navigation channels. The Corps builds and maintains the levees, flood walls and spillways that keep major rivers out of low lying communities. The Corps is vital to keeping navigation channels open by dredging sand, silt and gravel that accumulate on river and harbor bottoms.

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