Under this program, NRCS joined with local people to help plan and install projects that increase flood protection, control erosion and enhance water quality, water supply, and water-related recreation. The law was used to supplement and bridge the gap between ongoing soil and water conservation programs to develop and protect watersheds.
In Alabama, 53 Public Law 566 watershed improvements have been installed. These projects encompass over 3 million acres. More than 110 grade stabilization structures and 100 floodwater retarding structures were built.