Section 205

Section 205 of the Flood Control Act of 1948 allows the Corps to implement small flood reduction projects without seeking separate Congressional approval. Through this program, the Federal government can contribute up to $7 million dollars to address specific local flood problems in a fast-tracked program with a feasibility study prepared in partnership with a non-federal sponsor. Both structural and nonstructural alternatives can be considered for these projects. Such works are instrumental for efficiently preventing or mitigating flood damages, particularly when the risk is localized. Recommendations are made in a feasibility report prepared in partnership with a local sponsor. Under these conventions the Corps can enact flood risk management projects of the size and scope needed in many communities and maintain collaboration with local entities.