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Watershed Rehabilitation

Watershed Rehabilitation Information

Local communities, with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assistance, have constructed over 11,000 dams in 47 states since 1948.  Many of these dams are nearing the end of their 50-year design life.  Rehabilitation of these dams is needed to address critical public health and safety issues in these communities.  The following information provides background and case studies of rehabilitation needs of watershed dams across the nation.

Additional Information

 Program Contact

Jay Cobb, State Conservation Engineer, 605-352-1260