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Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Nebraska Emergency Watershed Protection

The Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program was passed by Congress to relieve imminent threats to life and property caused by storms, flooding, and erosion. It is designed to assist groups of people with a common problem, but individuals who are sponsored by a local unit of government may also qualify.

The Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) is USDA's primary method of providing financial and technical assistance for repairing measures damaged by floods and other natural occurrences.  The NRCS is authorized to assist project sponsors in implementing emergency recovery measures to relieve imminent hazards to life or property created by a natural disaster that caused a sudden impairment of a watershed.

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EWP Overview
Damage Survey Report (DSR)
Emergency Watershed Protection Program
EWP Project Agreements, Amendments, and Payments
National EWP Questions and Answers
Nebraska EWP Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, contact:

Timothy Haakenstad
State Conservation Engineer
(402) 437-4037

Last Modified 06/23/2011