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Flood Control Act of 1936, Pub.L. 74-738, (FCA 1936) was an Act of
the United States Congress signed into law by President Franklin
Delano Roosevelt on 22 June 1936. It authorized civil engineering
projects such as dams, levees, dikes, and other flood control
measures through the United States Army Corps of Engineers and
other Federal agencies. It is one of a number of Flood Control Acts
passed on a regular basis by the United States Congress. FCA 1936
was introduced in Congress by Riley J. Wilson (D, LA). FCA 1936
dictated that Federal investigations and improvements of rivers and
other waterways for flood control and allied purposes shall be
under the jurisdiction of the War Department (precursor of the
Department of Defense under the supervision of the Chief of
Engineers. It further put watersheds, waterflow retardation, and
soil erosion prevention under the Department of Agriculture.
Further, those authorities were not to interfere with reclamation
projects by the Bureau of Reclamation of the Interior Department.
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