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Emergency Watershed Protection

The purpose of the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program is to undertake emergency measures, including the purchase of flood plain easements, for runoff retardation and soil erosion prevention to safeguard lives and property from floods, drought, and the products of erosion on any watershed whenever fire, flood or any other natural occurrence is causing or has caused a sudden impairment of the watershed.

EWP Success Stories

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Alaska  Snag Point (PDF, 204 KB)
Alabama Marion City (PDF, 148 KB)
Arizona White Mountain Apache Tribe (PDF, 191 KB)
Arkansas Clark County (PDF, 166 KB)
California Calabasas Fire (PDF,  114 KB)
California Milliken Creek Inn (PDF, 223 KB)
California Placer Creek (PDF, 133 KB)
Maryland Charles and Calvert Counties (PDF, 457 KB)
Michigan Marquette County - Silver Lake Basin (PDF, 533 KB)
Minnesota Long Tom Dam (PDF, 200 KB)
Minnesota Steambank Stabilization (PDF, 70 KB)
Montana Avoiding the Damage (PDF, 1.6 MB)
Montana Avoiding the Disaster (PDF, 702 KB)
Montana Lyon Gulch Protection Project (PDF, 237 KB)
Montana Cave Gulch (PDF, 718 KB)
Oklahoma McCurtain County Tornado (PDF, 565 KB)
Rhode Island St. Rocco's Church (PDF, 231 KB)
Texas Central Texas Flood (PDF, 412 KB)


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 Windows Media Player Document Florida - Okaloosa EWP, 2:00; (24,036 KB)

EWP Rules, Notices, and Supporting Documents

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Final Rule, 7 CFR Part 624 (PDF, 90 KB)
EWP Rule Benefit/Cost Analysis   (PDF, 270 KB)     

EWP Final Environmental Impact Statement 

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Final Front (PDF, 2 MB)
Final Chapter 1 (PDF, 110 KB)
Final Chapter 2 (PDF, 2.93 MB)
Final Chapter 3 (PDF, 2.28 MB)
Final Chapter 4 (PDF, 1.58 MB)
Final Chapter 5 (PDF, 3.81 MB)
Final References(PDF, 535 KB)
FEIS Responses-1 Federal (PDF, 3.21 MB)
FEIS Responses-2 State Agencies (PDF, 1.6 MB)
FEIS Responses-3 Local Ag and Tribal (PDF, 254 KB)
FEIS Responses-4 Private Individual (PDF, 1.4 MB)
FEIS Reponses-5 Not Requiring Responses (PDF, 877 KB)
Final Preparers (PDF, 346 KB)
Final Back (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Appendix A (PDF, 2.97 MB)
Appendix B (PDF,  1.4 MB)
Appendix C (PDF, 17 MB)
Appendix D (PDF,  6.27 MB)
Appendix E  (PDF, 771 KB)
EWP Final Record of Decision (PDF, 80.91 KB)
EWP ROD Attachment 1-FPEIS Comments Responses (PDF, 699 KB)
EWP Final FEIS (PDF, 339 KB)