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Leading Innovative Engineering Solutions to Natural Resource Conservation
Engineering Field Tools (EFT)
The Engineering Field Tools (EFT) is a framework of engineering tools for field office individuals to plan and design commonly applied conservation practices. Currently there are four applications within the EFT, Survey Engineering Tool (SET), Grassed Waterway Design Tool (WDT), Terrace Design Tool (TDT), and Hydraulic Formulas Tool (HFT). These tools not only support the planner in creating a design, but also create reports that can be used as design documentation and as final construction drawings to hand to a contractor for construction.
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.
National Water Management Center
The National Water Management Center (NWMC), located in Little Rock, Arkansas, serves as a focal point for water resources information exchange. It is the support center for NRCS helping to address water resource problems across the nation by providing leadership, direct assistance, information and technology for natural resources conservation.
National Water and Climate Center
Most of the annual streamflow in the western United States originates as snowfall that has accumulated in the mountains during the winter and early spring. As snowpack accumulates each year, NRCS hydrologists measure the snow and estimate the runoff that will occur when it melts.