Water Resources Development Act

PNWA is currently preparing for a 2012 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). WRDA is traditionally biennial legislation and was last passed in 2007. When Congress moves forward with a WRDA 2012, PNWA will advocate for inclusion of language to make Section 214 regulatory funding authority permanent. To view PNWA's fact sheet on Section 214, please click here.

Congress successfully overrode a Presidential veto of the 2007 WRDA bill on November 7, 2007, enacting the bill into law for the first time since 2000. PNWA greatly appreciates the Northwest Congressional delegation's unanimous support of this legislation over the years, and for securing provisions of great importance to PNWA members.

Among PNWA’s priorities included in the 2007 WRDA bill were:

For a full list of PNWA's priorities that were included in WRDA 2007, please click HERE.

Supporting Materials

PNWA's WRDA requests
Section 214 Fact Sheet
2010 House WRDA bill
Section 214 language in 2010 House WRDA bill
Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) language in 2010 House WRDA bill
National Waterways Council promotes inland waterways and inclusion of IWTF solution in WRDA 2010
Authorization to increase funding for Lower Columbia River & Tillamook Bay
Ecosystem Restoration Authorization for a study of the Oregon jetties
Elliott Bay nav channel deepening study in 2010 House WRDA bill
Vancouver Lake ecosystem restoration study in 2010 House WRDA bill
GAO issues flash report on Section 214
PNWA Celebrates WRDA 2007

2007 GAO Report on Section 214
PNWA WRDA 2007 provisions - at a glance
Senate Republicans send WRDA support letter to the President
PNWA sends WRDA support letter to President Bush
PNWA Letter to Senate leadership in support of WRDA
Congressional Record entry for Sen. Boxer's comments on PNWA WRDA support letter
West Coast House Delegation Letter in support of permanency for Section 214
West Coast Senate delegation letter in support of permanency for Section 214
West Coast House delegation letter in support of west coast federal hopper dredges Essayons and Yaquina
West Coast Senate delegation letter in support of west coast federal hopper dredges Essayons and Yaquina
National Waterways Conference Letter to House leadership in support of WRDA
National Waterways Conference Letter to Senate leadership in support of WRDA
Support letter from 78 Senators to pass WRDA this year
Section 214 Extension Bill (H.R.4826) passes the House (Watch Clip)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Minimum Dredge Fleet report to Congress
PNWA's Minimum Dredge Fleet Study
PNWA's Case for Federal Hopper Dredge Fleet (One-page fact sheet)
WA House delegation supports study of Seattle seawall