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Watershed Surveys and Planning

Watershed Surveys and Planning

P.L. 83-566 provides the authority for NRCS to cooperate with other Federal, State, and local agencies in making investigations and surveys of river basins as a basis for the development of coordinated water resource programs, floodplain management studies, and flood insurance studies.  NRCS also assists public sponsors to develop watershed plans to mitigate flood damages; conservation, development, utilization and disposal of water; and conservation and proper utilization of land.  The focus of these plans is to identify solutions that use conservation practices, including nonstructural measures, to solve problems.

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