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USDA Watershed Programs Facts & Figures

This document describes the USDA Watershed Program's history, its current state, and the challenges it faces in the future. 

By Larry W. Caldwell

The purpose of this document is to provide a comprehensive summary of watershed information in one place. It provides brief descriptions and some context for key legislative authorities, technology developments, inventories, and results that track the evolution of the watershed movement over the past seven decades. Hopefully, this document will be helpful for future generations of NRCS staffs, project sponsors, and other stakeholders interested in the watershed program.


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