Colorado River Floodway Protection Act Law and Legal Definition

The Colorado River Floodway Protection Act (“Act”) is a U.S. federal legislation that establishes and aims to maintain the Colorado River Floodway. This Act was enacted in 1986. The provisions of the Act are codified at 43 USCS §§ 1600 through 1600l.

The Act establishes the Colorado River Floodway, and eliminates all new federal expenditures and financial assistance which promote development within the designated floodway. However, the Act includes certain exceptions to this provision.

Additionally, the Act establishes a Colorado River Floodway Task Force to advise the Secretary of the Interior and Congress on managing the floodway.