The Secretary of the Army is authorized to allot not to exceed $5,000,000 from any appropriations made prior to or after March 2, 1945, for any one fiscal year for improvement of rivers and harbors, for removing accumulated snags, obstructions, and other debris located in or adjacent to a Federal channel, and for protecting, clearing, and straightening channels in navigable harbors and navigable streams and tributaries thereof, when in the opinion of the Chief of Engineers such work is advisable in the interest of navigation, flood control, or recreation.
33 U.S. Code § 603a. Removal of snags and debris, and straightening, clearing, and protecting channels in navigable waters
2016—Pub. L. 114–322 substituted “$5,000,000” for “$1,000,000”, “accumulated snags, obstructions, and other debris located in or adjacent to a Federal channel” for “accumulated snags and other debris”, and “, flood control, or recreation” for “or flood control”.
1986—Pub. L. 99–662 substituted “$1,000,000” for “$300,000”.
Department of War designated Department of the Army and title of Secretary of War changed to Secretary of the Army by section 205(a) of act July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, 61 Stat. 501. Section 205(a) of act July 26, 1947, was repealed by section 53 of act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 641. Section 1 of act Aug. 10, 1956, enacted “Title 10, Armed Forces” which in sections 3010 to 3013 continued Department of the Army under administrative supervision of Secretary of the Army.