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AWEP Projects Approved For Fiscal Year 2010

Following is a list of Fiscal Year 2010 AWEP project proposals approved by NRCS. Project proposals are approved based upon an estimated amount of funding requested by the partner and the final approved funding may change during the process to approve the partnership agreement. At this time, all available AWEP funding has been allocated to approved projects. After the partnership agreements have been approved, the projects are announced by NRCS in each State and eligible farmers and ranchers may apply for program benefits. Program applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

The following information includes the State(s) in which the project will be carried out, the name of the partner organization, the project title, and the total amount of NRCS funding requested by the partner.

The following information includes the States in which the project will be carried out, the name of the partner organization, the project title, and the total amount of NRCS funding requested by the partner.

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State

Name of Organization/
Partner

Project Title

Project Description

FY 2010 Fund Request

CA

Honey Lake RCD
Lower Susan River Watershed Partnership

Addressing Water Conservation and Water Quality Concerns within the Lower Susan River Watershed Install conservation practices that will conserve irrigation water from surface and groundwater sources and improve surface water quality within the project area. $749,429

CA

Colusa Glenn Sub watershed Program To Improve Surface and Ground Water
Quality and Quantity in Colusa Basin Watershed
To encourage irrigated landowners within  the Colusa Basin Watershed to implement BMPs that will increase irrigation efficiency, decrease runoff, sediment and flooding and improve surface and groundwater quality.

$1,199,800

CA

Yolo County and Western Shasta Resource Conservation District

A Partnership to
Improve Water Quality and Enhance Conservation Efforts on Rangeland in the Sacramento
Valley Cluster

To develop a number of remedies to address water quality, quantity, and
natural resource issues on rangeland of high conservation concern.

$750,000

CA

Fall River Resource Conservation District

Addressing Water Conservation and
Water Quality Concerns within the Lower Pit River Watershed

This project will address  both water conservation resource issues and water quality resource issues.

$400,000

CA

Western Shasta Resource Conservation District

Improving ACID Water Use
Efficiency
Implement water conservation and water quality projects on irrigation
laterals with sever infrastructure degradation that affects water quality and water use
efficiency.

$607,434

CA

Western United Dairymen Dairy Infrastructure and Retrofit Project to Promote
Groundwater and Surface Water Conservation and Water Quality Improvement in the
California Central Valley
This project will address both water conservation resource issues and water quality resource issues

$1,000,000

CA

San Diego County Farm Bureau

San Diego County Water Enhancement Program The project will assist growers in improving the efficiency of their farm operations, which will eventually lead to water savings, water quality enhancement and water
conservation.

$800,000

CA

Columbia Canal Company

Improving Irrigation Efficiency and Protecting
Groundwater Resources

This project encourages the conversion of existing flood-irrigated row crop land to micro/drip-irrigated orchards.

$215,050

CA

Palo Verde Resource Conservation District

Eastern Riverside This project will provide water quality benefits through reduced runoff and leaching of nutrients and provide water conservation benefits by improving water use.

$175,000

CO

Neegronda Irrigation Partners

Neegronda Irrigation Project

The primary concern of this project is water quality and water quantity with goals to provide viable
options to address limited water resources with management and structural practices.

$303,800

CO

Central Colorado Water Conservancy District

On-Farm Conservation, Telemetry Monitoring and Groundwater Conservation Program

This project provides applicants the
opportunity to install conservation equipment on their irrigation operation though CACO, build a green reservoir, and install radio telemetry on their groundwater well for
conservation and water quality monitoring.

$226,000

FL

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Reducing the Use of
Groundwater and Improving Water Quality in the Dover/Plant City Study Area of Florida
To improve water conservation and water quality within the project area.

$750,000

KS

Big Bend Groundwater Management District Number Five Reduction of Irrigation
Acres in the Rattlesnake Creek Sub basin in Kansas
The objective of this project is
to reduce water use by addressing resource concerns relating to aquifer overdraft and insufficient flows in a water course.

$572,844

KS

Northwest Kansas Local AWEP Partnership District #4

Conversion of Irrigation
Cropping to Permanent Non-Irrigated Cropping for Consumptive Groundwater Use Conservation

To slow the water table decline rate in specifically designated aquifer subunits and to extend the economic life of the local aquifer.

$2,666,666

KS

Equus Beds Groundwater Management District No. 2

Kings River Conservation District

To address groundwater resources issues, specifically inefficient water
use on irrigated land and aquifer overdraft.

$1,135,000

MT

Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project Board of Control

Lower Yellowstone On-Farm Water Conservation Measures The project will address water conservation issues.

$998,600

NE

Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District

Groundwater Quality and Supply Conservation Project in the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District

Participants will install conservation practices that will conserve irrigation water from groundwater sources and improve groundwater quality within the project area.

$1,012,530

NE

Lower Republican Natural Resources District (LRNRD)

Lower Republican AWEP
Partnership

This proposal will address water conservation resource issues in the
counties of Furnas, Harlan, Franklin, and portions of Webster and Nuckolls in the
Republican River Basin of the state of Nebraska.

$999,240

NE

Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

Ogallala/Platte River Recovery AWEP The project would be used to reduce water consumption in a critical habitat area through the conversion of ag land from irrigated farming to non-irrigated land uses.

$2,000,000

NY

Watershed Agriculture Council

Encouraging Diligent Implementation of Nutrient
Management Plans in the New York City Watershed

This project proposes to offer an
incentive for participants to precisely implement their NMP and to provide manure application records to document this compliance.

$120,000

OR

Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District

Protecting Surface Water Quality and Quantity within Oregon's Upper Tualatin River Watershed

The project objective is
to improve water quality and quantity in the Upper Tualatin River Watershed target area
through ranked conservation practices.

$364,728

OR

Fruitvale Water Users Association

Restoration and Upgrade of the Irrigation
System in the Middle Branch of Mud Creek - Oregon

To assist producers within the
project area to implement practices to address the most efficient use of available irrigation water and reduce soil erosion.

$69,900

OR

Talent Irrigation District

Talent Irrigation District E12 Water Quality
Improvement Project Jackson County, Oregon

Install conservation practices that will
properly utilize limited surface water resources, improve water quality on floor
irrigated land by converting to more efficient irrigation systems, and to apply proper irrigation water management to eliminate irrigation runoff.

$160,000

WA

Kittitas County Conservation District

Manastash Creek: Restoration for Water
Quantity, Streamflow and Fish Passage

Install conservation practices that will increase efficiency of irrigation delivery and on farm irrigation.

$148,500

WA

Department of Ecology

Hangman Creek Collaboration: A Comprehensive Watershed
Restoration Initiative

This project proposes to offer participants approved conservation
practices that will deliver the water quality protections needed to restore the Hangman Creek Watershed

$221,500

WA

North Yakima Conservation District

Purdin Ditch Piping - Water Conservation
and Water Quality Project

This project seeks to address high priority water conservation, water quality, and fish and wildlife resource concerns.

$1,320,402

WA

Washington Water Project of Trout Unlimited

Upper Columbia Methow Tributary
Enhancement Project

This project will help fund irrigation efficiency improvements for irrigators who wish to upgrade their handline systems to pivots.

$250,000

WY

Laramie County Conservation District

Ogallala Aquifer Conservation Restoration
in the Laramie County Conservation District

The project provides incentives to
agriculture producers for irrigation water management and ultimately conversion of irrigated cropland to dryland crops or pasture grazing.

$545,070

TOTAL       $19,761,493.00