US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

Advanced Measures

Administering Agency:

US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 

Contact:

Albuquerque District, (505) 342-3686
(24-hour emergency number)

Statute:

Public Law 84-99, as amended

Assistance Available:

USACE is authorized to provide technical and direct assistance to Communities threatened with potential flooding. 
 

Form of Assistance:

Technical Assistance: 

  • Requested by authorized representative of the Governor
  • Evaluate flood threat to area
  • Supplement data collection efforts
  • Inspect existing Flood Control Works and identify problems
  • Provide engineering technical services
  • Provide information for local contingency/ evacuation/flood fight plans

Direct Assistance: 

  • Governor letter required requesting assistance 
  • Conduct field investigations / data collection 
  • Provide emergency flood fight supplies to threatened areas
  • Project Report approved by HQUSACE
  • Project economically feasible and constructable before flood
  • Emergency construction of protective measure

Beneficiaries:

Any locality faced with a heightened flood threat to public health and welfare. 

Qualifying Requirements:

  • State/tribal/local governments must make full use of their own resources, including the National Guard.
  • Requests for assistance to the Corps must be initiated by the Governor or his/her authorized representative.
  • The impacted area must be in the predicted or forecasted flood path.
  • Constructable prior to the flood event.
  • Benefit-cost ratio greater than 1.0.
  • Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) required.

Limitations:

  • USACE assistance is supplemental to state and local efforts. 
  • Advanced measures is temporary and removed by locals. 
  • Applicants must furnish lands, easements, and right-of-way; make necessary relocations; and hold the U.S. free from damages. 

Application:

Application for program assistance will be made to USACE
District, but assistance is subject to approval at higher level. 

Comments:

Assistance is provided to protect life, prevent urban damages and flooding of public facilities.