Skip

Watersheds

 

Small Map of Wisconsin PL 566 Watershed Projects.  Click here to see full sized map.

Click here to get full sized map.

Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program

The purpose of the Watershed Program, including River Basin operations, is to assist Federal, State, local agencies, local government sponsors, tribal governments, and program participants to protect and restore watersheds from damage caused by erosion, floodwater, and sediment, to conserve and develop water and land resources, and solve natural resource and related economic problems on a watershed basis. The program provides technical and financial assistance to local people or project sponsors, builds partnerships, and requires local and state funding contribution.  Find out more about the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Programs.

For further information on the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program, contact:

John Ramsden, P.E., State Conservation Engineer
8030 Excelsior Drive
Madison, WI  53717
Phone:  608-662-4422, ext. 234
Email:  john.ramsden@wi.usda.gov

Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP)

The purpose of the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program is to undertake emergency measures, including the purchase of flood plain easements, for runoff retardation and soil erosion prevention to safeguard lives and property from floods, drought, and the products of erosion on any watershed whenever fire, flood or any other natural occurrence is causing or has caused a sudden impairment of the watershed.

It is not necessary for a national emergency to be declared for an area to be eligible for assistance. Program objective is to assist sponsors and individuals in implementing emergency measures to relieve imminent hazards to life and property created by a natural disaster. Activities include providing financial and technical assistance to remove debris from streams, protect destabilized streambanks, establish cover on critically eroding lands, repairing conservation practices, and the purchase of flood plain easements. The program is designed for installation of recovery measures.  More information on the Emergency Watershed Protection Program.

 

For further information on the Emergency Watershed Protection Program, contact:

John Ramsden, P.E., State Conservation Engineer
8030 Excelsior Drive
Madison, WI  53717
Phone:  608-662-4422, ext. 234
Email:  john.ramsden@wi.usda.gov

 

Floodplain Easements (FPE) through the Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Emergency Watershed Protection Program factsheet, 2013   PDF 144 kb)
Wisconsin Report on PL566 Dams in Vernon and Richland Counties-October 2007    PDF
EWP in Black River Falls, 2010  (PDF; 178 KB)
EWP in Readstown, Vernon County, 2009  (PDF; 214 KB)
EWP in Webster, Vernon County, 2009  (PDF; 177 KB)
Wisconsin Emergency Response Plan   DOC
Request for Advancement or Reimbursement (SF270)   PDF
Damage Survey Report  - EWP Recovery   (NRCS-PDM-20)   PDF
Damage Survey Report  - EWP Recovery   (DSR)   XLS