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NRCS in Colorado 2012 Fire Rehabilitation Assistance - EWP
NRCS in Colorado 2012 Fire Rehabilitation Assistance
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program
The Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program is designed to help people and conserve natural resources by relieving imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms, and other natural occurrences. NRCS works with local sponsors to implement the EWP program and provides up to 75 percent of the construction cost of emergency conservation measures. The remaining 25 percent comes from local sources and can be in the form of cash or in-kind services.
NRCS manages and administers the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program, which responds to emergencies created by natural disasters. The EWP Program helps safeguard lives and property threatened by natural disasters such as wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and tornados. It provides technical and cost-share assistance to reduce threats to life and property in the wake of natural disasters such as floods and fires. NRCS facilitates emergency measures to retard runoff, and reduce soil erosion and sedimentation, as authorized by the Secretary of Agriculture. NRCS assistance includes removing and establishing vegetative cover, controlling gullies, installing stream-bank protection devices; removing debris and sediment; and stabilizing levees, channels and gullies. In subsequent storms, EWP projects may protect homes from further damage.