Emergency Watershed Protection Program and Flood Prevention Program
Under the Watershed 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.
A floodwater retarding structure will reduce downstream flooding.
Monitoring of NRCS Dams
Learn more about DamWatch, an online tool that provides real-time monitoring of rainfall, snowmelt, stream flow and seismic events that could pose potential threats to dam safety.