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CASE STUDY: CORPS DESTROYS LEVEE TO RESTORE TIDAL HABITAT

The Corpsí Seattle District invited combat engineers to blow a hole in a
levee to restore tidal flows near the mouth of the Skagit River.

To learn more, visit
http://www.hq.usace.army.mil/cepa/pubs/sep99/story25.htm

To learn more about Corps of Engineers habitat restoration programs,
visit
http://www.amrivers.org/corpsreform.html


CORPS MAY REMOVE DAM NEAR MAMOUTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK

The Corps may remove an aging navigation dam to save endangered species
in
Kentuckyís Green River.

To read two recent articles, visit
http://www.amrivers.org/corpsgreenriver2.html and here
http://www.amrivers.org/corpsgreenriver.html.

CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS PROPOSED FOR CAT ISLAND RESTORATION

The Corpsís Chicago District hopes to use contaminated sediments to
restore
the Cat Island chain in Green Bay.

To read an article, visit http://www.amrivers.org/corpsgreenbay.html.

CORPS SHUTS OFF NIAGARA FALLS
Thirty years ago, the Corps Buffalo District reduced Niagara Falls to a
trickle.

To read and article, visit
http://www.hq.usace.army.mil/cepa/pubs/nov99/story16.htm


FY 2000 APPROPRIATIONS BILL PASSED

House and Senate negotiators reconciled competing versions of the Energy
and
Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2000, which provides annual funding for
the
Corps. To view the conference report, visit http://thomas.loc.gov/ on the
World Wide Web and type in H. Rpt. 106-336.

SUPPORT FY 2001 RESTORATION FUNDING

Your organization can still endorse the River Budget: National Priorities
for Local River Conservation in FY 2001. More than 435 river conservation
organizations, community groups, religious affiliations, and others have
endorsed the budget (see rbudget2001list.html) To view the final River
Budget for FY'01, visit American Rivers' River Budget page. To sign on,
contact Suzy McDowell at smcdowell at amrivers_org.

FREE MONTHLY NEWSPAPER ON SNAKE RIVER SALMON

American Rivers is offering free subscriptions to the new publication,
the
Salmon Wrapper.
The Salmon Wrapper is published by American Rivers to inform the public
about events and issues affecting the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The
Salmon
Wrapper invites letters to the editor and submissions for River Views.

The Salmon Wrapper is distributed free of charge. To be added to the
mailing
list, contact Kelly Miller, Circulation Manager, at kmiller at amrivers_org
or
call her at 202-347-7550 x3008.


If you would like to be removed from this listserve, please send an email
with "unsubscribe Corps Reform listserve" in the subject line to
smcdowell at amrivers_org.


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Suzy McDowell
Outreach Coordinator
American Rivers
1025 Vermont Ave, NW, #720
Washington, DC 20005
202-347-7550 x3040
smcdowell at amrivers_org