The Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations (WFPO) Program provides technical and financial assistance to states, local governments and tribes (project sponsors) to plan and implement authorized watershed project plans for soil conservation; flood prevention; conservation, development, utilization and disposal of water; and conservation and proper utilization of land. Types of projects include:
water quality improvements
soil erosion reduction
rural, municipal and industrial water supply
fish and wildlife enhancement
A Locally Led Program
Project sponsors are provided assistance in installing planned land treatment measures when plans are approved. Surveys and investigations are made and detailed designs, specifications, and engineering cost estimates are prepared for construction of structural measures. Areas where sponsors need to obtain land rights, easements, and rights-of-way are delineated. Technical assistance is also furnished to landowners and operators to accelerate planning and application of needed conservation measures on their individual land units.