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Appendix C: Good Practice Tools and Techniques Roundtable
Pages 128-137

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... Appendix C Good Practice Tools and Techniques Roundtable On June 22, 2005, the committee convened a meeting to discuss organizational and operating models used by other federal agencies and other governmental organizations with mission responsibilities similar to those of Reclamation to identify good practice tools and techniques. Representatives of the U.S.
From page 129...
... APPENDIX C 129 ∑ How and when are engineering services outsourced? ∑ How are budgets for facilities and infrastructure developed and what are the sources of funding?
From page 130...
... 130 21ST CENTURY BUREAU OF RECLAMATION ensure consistency throughout the corps. The whole point of USACE is to have technical competency, but at a certain level of the organization, technically competent staff is not sufficient.
From page 131...
... APPENDIX C 131 tary construction are to strengthen the regional offices, and this is likely to follow for civil works. The corps's five laboratories are now operated as a single lab system with headquarters at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
From page 132...
... The 12 watersheds that feed the TVA dam and reservoir system are managed by teams that work with local stakeholders to control erosion and maintain water quality. TVA works closely with USACE headquarters and its Cincinnatibased regional office.
From page 133...
... APPENDIX C 133 Many of the units have not been modernized since they were first constructed. A power train modernization program was started in 1991.
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... 134 21ST CENTURY BUREAU OF RECLAMATION TVA has the problem of an aging workforce, with missing generations in the middle. This makes succession planning and the maintenance of corporate knowledge difficult.
From page 135...
... The Division of Flood Management is a public safety agency focused in the Central Valley as the nonfederal sponsor for federal flood control projects. DWR also provides water resource planning assistance to local governments and administers statewide electricity contracts.
From page 136...
... DWR is part of the CALFED process,2 and many of the issues apply to DWR operations. 2The California Bay≠Delta Authority oversees the implementation of the CALFED Bay≠ Delta Program for the 25 state and federal agencies working cooperatively to improve the quality and reliability of California's water supplies while restoring the San Francisco Bay≠ Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta ecosystem.
From page 137...
... It inspects the levees, and except for about 200 miles it maintains itself, relies on local Reclamation districts to undertake the needed maintenance. It is also responsible for the bypass channels and weirs that operate the channel system.


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