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Drainage Water Management (DWM) Factsheet

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) off ers technical and fi nancial assistance for Drainage Water Management (DWM). Installation and implementation of DWM begins with a DWM Conservation Plan.

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DrainMod - Version 6.1 Build 103

Drain Modification simulates the hydrology of poorly drained, high water table soils on an hour-by-hour, day-by-day basis for long periods of climatological record (e.g. 40 years). The model predicts the effects of drainage and associated water management practices.

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Education and Teaching Materials

Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil Health – #DSP4SH

Through the Science of Soil Health initiative, cooperators are collecting dynamic soil properties (DSPs). A common set of soil health metrics will be collected across regions and soils and linking the information gathered to soil survey DSP databases and products.

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Dynamic Soil Property Guide

This guide is designed for soil survey, vegetation, and ecological site or unit inventory work to help soil scientists and other inventory specialists collect interpretable data about dynamic soil properties within the human time scale.

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eDirectives

The Electronic Directives System (eDirectives) contains the written policies and procedures used by NRCS employees to provide information and services to customers and partners to meet the diverse needs of people, farm production, programs, and resource needs of the public served by the USDA.

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EFH-2 software Version 2.0.11

The EFH-2 software implements procedures outlined in Title 210, National Engineering Handbook 650 - Engineering Field Handbook, Chapter 2 (EFH-2), "Estimating Runoff Volume and Peak Discharge". 

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EFH-2 software Version 2.0.12

The EFH-2 software implements procedures outlined in Title 210, National Engineering Handbook 650 - Engineering Field Handbook, Chapter 2 (EFH-2), "Estimating Runoff Volume and Peak Discharge". 

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Emergency Animal Mortality in Delaware and Maryland

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides resources available to farming operations who are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click below for information, maps and resources about emergency animal mortality in Delaware and Maryland.

Tech Tools

Engineering Field Tools - Version 4.0.8.1

Engineering Field Tools - this installation includes the EFT Framework, Surveying Engineering Tool (SET), Waterway Design Tool (WDT), Terrace Design Tool (TDT), and Hydraulic Formulas.

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Engineering in Maryland

The NRCS applies sound engineering tools and principles to plan, design, and implement conservation practices and systems through delegated approval authority.
 

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