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Ecological Sciences/Technical Resources - Watershed Planning and Resource Assess

Rapid Watershed Assessments
NRCS in Idaho is in the process of developing Rapid Watershed Assessments (RWAs) to provide a natural resource snapshot and overview of each Idaho 8-Digit Hydrologic Unit.

Small Watershed Program
Through the Small Watershed Program, authorized by Public Law 83-566, NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to local organizations for planning and carrying out watershed projects that help solve natural resource and related economic problems in a specific watershed.  Watershed protection has been the primary purpose for PL 566 projects in Idaho.

Idaho HUC Maps

  1. Pacific NW Region
  2. Great Basin Region

Environmental Assessments:

Public Review Letter (PDF; 117 KB)
For the Southern Washington County PL-566 Draft Watershed Protection Plan/EA

Southern Washington County PL-566 Draft Watershed Protection Plan/EA (PDF; 3.56 MB)  Final!

Tips for Stretching Short Water Supplies (PDF; 31 KB)
Water shortages in Idaho this spring and summer may mean many farmers, ranchers and homeowners will need to take extra steps to make the best use of available water.  Tips for stretching short water supplies cover crops and soils, irrigation water, pasture and range, wildlife, homes and gardens.