The Chief of Engineers manages and executes the Civil Works Program of the Corps of Engineers under direction and supervision of the Secretary of the Army. The Corps of Engineers has responsibility for: investigating, developing, and maintaining the nation’s water and related land resources; constructing and operating projects for navigation (Figure 6.1), flood control (Figure 6.2), major drainage, shore and beach restoration and protection, hurricane flood protection, hydroelectric power production (Figure 6.3), water supply, water quality control, fish and wildlife conservation and enhancement, and outdoor recreation (Figure 6.4), supporting emergency relief activities directed by other Federal agencies; administering laws for the protection and preservation of navigable water and for emergency flood control and shore protection; and conducting research and development related to Civil Works planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance, and regulatory activities. Navigation in the Cape Cod Canal. New England Division of Engineers Project. Bicentennial observance of “Tall Ships”, July 1976. https://s3-euw1-ap-pe-df-pch-content-public-u.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/9781351077699/3f596113-c545-47bf-ab44-ad19933befb7/content/fig6_1.jpg"/> (Courtesy of the Corps of Engineers, James McDevitt, photographer.) Flood control and water resource reservoir, Stockton Lake, Mo., June 1976. Kansas City District, Corps of Engineers. https://s3-euw1-ap-pe-df-pch-content-public-u.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/9781351077699/3f596113-c545-47bf-ab44-ad19933befb7/content/fig6_2.jpg"/> (Courtesy of the Corps of Engineers, R. E. Nelson, photographer.) Hydroelectric power generators, McNary Dam Power House. Walla Walla, Washington, June 1976. Walla Walla District, Corps of Engineers. https://s3-euw1-ap-pe-df-pch-content-public-u.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/9781351077699/3f596113-c545-47bf-ab44-ad19933befb7/content/fig6_3.jpg"/> (Courtesy of the Corps of Engineers.) Recreation boating, Belton Lake, Texas, July 1976. Fort Worth District, Corps of Engineers. https://s3-euw1-ap-pe-df-pch-content-public-u.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/9781351077699/3f596113-c545-47bf-ab44-ad19933befb7/content/fig6_4.jpg"/> (Courtesy of the Corps of Engineers, Rod Steiger, photographer.)