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Fast Facts

Fast Facts

From our hundreds of rivers, lakes and wetlands to our thousands of miles of coastal shoreline, we are fortunate in America to enjoy an abundance of water resources. As a nation, we value these resources for their natural beauty; for the many ways they help meet human needs; and for the habitat they provide for thousands of species of plants, fish and wildlife.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the nation’s lead water resources development agency. Through its annual appropriations, USACE plans, invests in, operates, and maintains a system of Civil Works infrastructure.

One major challenge USACE and other government agencies face is finding the right balance among the often conflicting concerns our society has related to our water resources. USACE seeks to achieve this balance through an integrated approach to water resources management that focuses on regional solutions, involving an array of stakeholders (i.e. other government agencies, environmental groups, businesses and private organizations).

This website presents some economic "fast facts" about the value USACE Civil Works programs provide to the nation. The value of these programs is expressed in terms of each program’s contributions to national economic development (NED) benefits and revenues to the U.S. Department of the Treasury (U.S. Treasury). Where available, additional facts and figures are included. The latest data available is for these programs:

Data for coastal protection, emergency operations, aquatic ecosystem restoration and environmental stewardship, and regulatory oversight are presented at a national level.

Historical Data Button


Fast Facts information is available for national historical data for 2010-2016. Go to National Fast Facts.


Get the facts on the Flood Data of your choice by visiting Flood Fast Facts. FY 2017 data is now available!


Visit Hydropower Fast Facts to get the latest FY 2017 data available.


Fast Facts information is available for Inland and Great Lakes Navigation for FY 2017 data and Coastal Navigation for FY 2016. Go to Navigation Fast Facts.


Get the facts on the Corps lake of your choice, including details on recreational facilities, economic impact and environmental benefits. Go to Recreation Fast Facts. FY 2016 data is available.

Water Supply

For FY 2017 water supply data, go to Water Supply Fast Facts.

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