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Water Resources

The Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program provides technical and financial assistance to reduce hazards to life and property from floods, ice storms, earthquakes, tornadoes, or other watershed impairments caused by a natural event.

Local communities, with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assistance, have constructed over 11,000 dams in 47 states since 1948.  To learn more about the watershed rehabilitation program, please visit the National NRCS website.