I. Introduction

II. Historical Background … A. The Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act of 1899 … B. The Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972

III. The Clean Water Act of 1977 … A. Proposed House and Senate Versions of the Amendments … B. The Dredge and Fill Program under the Clean Water Act of 1977 … C. Outlook for the Future

IV. Conclusion