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National Design, Construction, and Soil Mechanics Center

Welcome to the NRCS National Design, Construction, and Soil Mechanics Center (NDCSMC) website.  The NDCSMC provides NRCS with interdisciplinary technical support for design, construction, operation, and rehabilitation of complex engineering projects essential to resource conservation, environmental enhancement, and agricultural productivity.

Emergency Action Plan (EAP) fillable form

Owners and operators of high hazard dams have a responsibility to develop emergency action plans (EAPs) and to keep them current. These plans are developed to reduce the risk to loss of life and property if the dam fails. Many dam owners may not know where to start in developing EAPs or what to include in them. Templates are available to assist in EAP development.

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Rehabilitation Training CD

In November 2001, NRCS produced Awareness Training compact discs for the Rehabilitation of Aging Watershed Dams. The entire contents of the original 2001 CD are available online. There are eight modules that can assist program managers and sponsors learn more about the rehabilitation program. These presentations have not been updated since 2001, therefore some of the content might have changed slightly, but this still serves as a good primer on the rehabilitation program.

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NDCSMC Newsletters

Keep up with information from the National Design, Construction and Soil Mechanics Center with their newsletters.

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