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Introduced in House (07/23/1998)

Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1986, with respect to management of the Upper Mississippi River system, to: (1) provide for the implementation of a combined long-term resource monitoring, computerized data inventory and analysis, and applied research program; (2) revise reporting requirements to require a report every six years beginning December 31, 2004, containing an evaluation of such program, providing updates of a systemic habitat needs assessment, and identifying any needed adjustments in the authorization; (3) extend and increase authorized appropriations; and (4) extend the authorization for the transfer of appropriated amounts between authorized programs.

Directs the Secretary of the Army to complete the on-going habitat needs assessment conducted under the Act not later than September 30, 2000, and to include in each six-year report the most recent habitat needs assessment conducted.

Permits not more than 80 percent of the non-Federal share of first costs for activities to enhance fish and wildlife resources to be satisfied through in-kind contributions, including facilities, supplies, and services that are necessary to carry out the enhancement project.