Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 113 Part 1.djvu/353

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PUBLIC LAW 10&-53—AUG. 17, 1999 113 STAT. 329 (1) an investigation of flooding and other water resources problems between the James River and Big Sioux watersheds, South Dakota; and (2) an assessment of flood damage reduction needs of the area. SEC. 447. NIOBRARA RIVER AND MISSOURI RIVER, SOUTH DAKOTA. The Secretary shall conduct a study of the Niobrara River watershed and the operations of Fort Randall Dam and Gavins Point Dam. on the Missouri River, South Dakota, to determine the feasibility of alleviating the bank erosion, sedimentation, and related problems in the lower Niobrara River and the Missouri River below Fort RandeJl Dam. SEC. 448. CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS. The Secretary shall include, as part of the study authorized by a resolution of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation of the House of Representatives dated August 1, 1990, a review of two 175-foot-wide barge shelves on either side of the navigation channel at the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas. SEC. 449. MITCHELL'S CUT CHANNEL (CANEY FORK CUT), TEXAS. The Secretary shall conduct a study to determine the feasibility of undertaking a project for navigation, Mitchell's Cut Channel (Caney Fork Cut), Texas. SEC. 450. MOUTH OF COLORADO RIVER, TEXAS. The Secretary shall conduct a study to determine the feasibility of undertaking a project for navigation at the mouth of the Colorado River, Texas, to provide a minimima drsift navigation channel extending from the Colorado River through Parkers Cut (also known as "Tiger Island Cut"), or an acceptable alternative, to Matagorda Bay. SEC. 451. SANTA CLARA RIVER, UTAH. (a) IN GENERAL. —The Secretary shall conduct a study to determine the feasibility of undertaking measures to alleviate damage caused by flooding, bank erosion, and sedimentation along the watershed of the Santa Clara River, Utah, above the Gunlock Reservoir. (b) CONTENTS.—The study shall include an ansJysis of watershed conditions and water quality, as related to flooding and bank erosion, along the Santa Clara River in the vicinity of Gunlock, Utah. SEC. 452. MOUNT ST. HELENS, WASHINGTON. (a) IN GENERAL. — The Secretary shall conduct a study to determine the feasibility of undertaking ecosystem restoration improvements throughout the Cowlitz and Toutle River basins, Washington, including the 6,000 acres of wetland, riverine, riparian, £Qid upland habitats lost or altered due to the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 and subsequent emergency actions. (b) REQUIREMENTS.—In carrying out the study, the Secretary shall— (1) work in close coordination with local governments, watershed entities, the State of Washington, and other Federal agencies; and (2) place specisd emphasis on— 69-194-01-12:QL3Part1