Public Law 78-534 ~ The Flood Control Act of 1944
This gives NRCS the authority to assist local units of government to plan and install measures to reduce runoff in 11 selected pilot watersheds in the nation. The Salem Fork, Tenmile Creek watershed in West Virginia was one of those eleven pilot watersheds.
Public Law 83-566 ~ The Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954
This gives NRCS the authority to assist local units of government to plan and install needed water management and flood prevention measures in watersheds throughout the nation.
Watershed Projects Benefit West Virginia Communities
West Virginia has over a $2 billion infrastructure that provides over $72 million in benefits each year. NRCS has designed and installed 170 watershed dams and 22 channels throughout West Virginia.
· Flood Control
· Water Supply
· Erosion Control
· Wildlife Habitat