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Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program-2017 Projects

State

Project Name

Description

Alabama

Irrigation Efficiency Project

This project will provide a PL 566 Watershed plan to address irrigation needs in Alabama watersheds that have high potential of irrigation success. Implementation would include water resource management practices such as center pivots, irrigation reservoir, micro-irrigation, pipeline, pump plant, and wells.

Arkansas

Big Slough Site #7

This project is to provide flood prevention by reducing floodwater damages to the intensified agricultural area, residential, business, and infrastructure and prevent sediment loading in Big Slough Drainage Ditch and its major tributaries.

Arkansas

Departee Creek Watershed

The project aims to alleviate flooding of cropland and grazing lands as well as improve wildlife habitat and water quality. The watershed has historically suffered from flooding, and a combination of water control structures and conservation easements, this project aims to reduce risk of flooding. Water control structures would include a floodwater retarding structure.

Arizona

Coyote Wash Urban Enhanced Runoff Recharge Project

This project aims to conserve water in this wash, which is part of the San Pedro River basin. Water declines are a concern, and this project aims to prevent flooding, improve riparian habitat for wildlife, and enable better use of water on agricultural lands.

California

CA Beardsley Watershed

The project consists of improving 1,700 feet of channel. This will be the final structure to complete the Beardsley Watershed Project in Ventura County. This project purpose is to restore degraded salt marsh areas, restore failing fish passages to enhance spawning habitat, and to improve water quality in shellfish-growing areas. The project also will improve safety of the Ferro Debris Basin Dam.

California

Lower Silver Watershed

This project will help with the construction of a flood detention facility through the storage of 1,000-acre feet of water in a 200-acre lake in the San Jose area. This will provide flood protection for the area as well as provide opportunities for recreation and habitat for wildlife.

California

Salton Sea

This project aims to provide water to the Salton Sea, a shallow, saline lake in Imperial and Riverside counties of California. The lack of water has negatively impacted the sea and the many wildlife species that rely on it. By increasing the water flowing into the lake, it will also help improve air quality by decreasing dust. This project will develop an infrastructure backbone to collect water from agricultural areas and mix with the sea’s waters.

Georgia

Headwaters of Chattooga River Dike System

This project will put in place additional infrastructure to stop frequent flooding of Trion, a town that sits near the headwaters of the Chattooga River. Additional infrastructure includes raising of dikes and addition of new levees.

Hawaii

Lahaina Watershed Flood Control Project

This project will create a grass-lined floodwater diversion system that will extend across the watershed and end in a debris basin. This will help prevent flooding to Lahaina, which sits on the island of Maui, as well as prevent runoff of sediment and nutrients.

Iowa

West Fork of Big Creek Watershed Plan

This project will construct six floodwater retention structures in an effort to reduce erosion and attenuate flows downstream in Ringgold County, a rural community in southwestern Iowa. This will improve wildlife habitat, enhance opportunities for recreation and prevent flooding and soil loss.

Indiana

Muddy Fork of Silver Creek Conservancy District

This project will help complete a multi-phase effort to prevent flooding and lead to other natural resource benefits in this watershed, which includes parts of Clark, Floyd, and Washington counties in Indiana. This sixth structure will store more than 1,300 acre-feet of water and enhance wildlife habitat and provide additional sources of drinking water for nearby communities.

Kansas

Delaware Watershed, Joint District No. 10, Elk Creek Sub-watershed, Site 4

This project will lead to the installation of a new earthen dam to retain water and minimize risk of flooding and erosion along Elk Creek.

Kansas

Delaware Watershed, Joint District No. 10, Elk Creek Sub-watershed, Site 12

This project will lead to the installation of a new earthen dam to retain water and minimize risk of flooding and erosion along Elk Creek.

Kansas

Upper Black Vermillion Watershed, Joint District No. 37, Dam Site 14

This project includes an earthen dam as part of a larger effort to reduce flooding and erosion in the Vermillion River basin.

Kansas

Wolf River Watershed, Joint District, Dam Site 15-4

This project includes an earthen dam to prevent flooding and erosion in the Wolf River watershed.

Kansas

Wolf River WJD Dam Site 15-5

This project includes an earthen dam to prevent flooding and erosion in the Wolf River watershed.

Kansas

Wolf River Watershed, Joint District No. 66, Dam Site 19-8

This watershed area has been plagued with erosion issues and flood damages. The project will provide watershed protection, flood prevention, sedimentation reduction, erosion prevention and lessen damage to utilities.

Kansas

Wolf River Watershed, Joint District No. 66, Dam Site 5-8

This project includes an earthen dam to prevent flooding and erosion in the Squaw Creek Lower Wolf sub-watershed.

Kansas

Wolf River Watershed, Joint District No. 66, Dam Site 5-9

This project includes an earthen dam to prevent flooding and erosion in the Squaw Creek Lower Wolf sub-watershed.

Kansas

Wolf River Watershed, Joint District No. 66, Dam Site 12-26

The project includes an earthen dam, 37 feet high and 1200 feet long for erosion control and flood control purposes. The major benefits include protecting K-20 Highway from flooding and preventing erosion and damage to vital utilities.

Louisiana

Grant Parish Watershed

Due to the severity and duration of droughts, sources of dependable surface irrigation water are severely lacking in the project area. This project will use a solar powered siphon to siphon water from the Red River for distribution throughout the project area. The plan will also provide opportunities to improve wildlife and fisheries habitat and will enhance the habitat of several threatened and endangered species in the area.

Massachusetts

Cape Cod

This project consists of 16 individual projects that include fish passages, stormwater remediation, and salt marsh restoration.

Mariana Pacific Islands

Kagman Watershed

Flooding of agricultural lands caused by uncontrolled runoff during the wet season and inadequate water supply during the dry season has led to crop loss, loss of productivity, and made sustainable agricultural production a risky and largely unviable undertaking on Saipan's prime agricultural lands. Constructing a sediment basin and chute spillway will provide more consistent agricultural water supply and flood prevention.

Mississippi

Rocky Carter Bayou Levee

This project includes the installation of a levee and water control structures, which would reduce the risk of flooding and erosion damages for over 150,000 acres of prime farmland and urban areas along the Yazoo River.

Montana

Willow Creek Flood Control

This project includes the construction of a dam to prevent flooding in and around the rural community of Browning, which is the main social and business center for the Blackfeet Indians.

Montana

Fort Belknap Indian Community Lake 17 Dam and Diversion Project

This existing dam and diversion project includes a new principal spillway conduit, concrete riser, rock plunge pool and a one-foot lift on the dam for overflow protection. The existing diversion project include a chimney filter and auxiliary spillway for overflow protection.

Nebraska

Duck Creek Recreation Area Sediment Basin (14-2)

Funds the construction of a sediment basin on a tributary south of the Duck Creek Reservoir in rural Nemaha County. The basin will store accumulated sediment, prevent nutrients from seeping into nearby water sources, and reduce erosion on nearby agricultural land.

Nebraska

Wahoo Creek Watershed Project

Funds the planning, design, and construction of eight flood-control dams in the watershed. These dams will reduce flood damages to crops, land, and rural communities.

Oklahoma

LowerBayou12 Flood Water Project

Funds the design and construction of a flood-control dam. The dam will protect residents and infrastructure in the town of Burneyville and the Falconhead community from flooding as well as agricultural land, roads, bridges, and streambanks.

Oregon

Central Oregon Irrigation District Modernization Project

Replace old irrigation infrastructure such as canals with a more modern and reliable piped, pressurized irrigation system. This enhanced water supply will support and maintain local farmers and ranchers, provide financial stability to participating irrigation districts, and enhance aquatic habitat.

Oregon

Swalley Irrigation Modernization Project

The purpose of the proposed Swalley Irrigation District efficiency improvement project is to modernize antiquated irrigation infrastructure in central Oregon (Deschutes County) to help irrigators conserve water, reduce energy consumption, increase irrigation delivery efficiency, improve public safety, and benefit instream habitat for threatened and endangered fish species.

Oregon

Tumalo Irrigation Modernization Project

The purpose of the proposed Tumalo Irrigation District Efficiency Improvement Project is to modernize antiquated irrigation infrastructure in Central Oregon (Deschutes County) to help irrigators conserve water, reduce energy consumption, increase irrigation delivery efficiency, improve public safety, and benefit instream habitat for threatened and endangered fish species.

Rhode Island

Pocasset River Flood Mitigation Project

This project proposes to installing floodwalls, floodproofing of 25 structures, installing a bypass culvert and the removing a debris dam in the Pocasset River. Benefits include flood prevention and watershed protection for citizens, property, and infrastructure in the Town of Johnston and the City of Cranston.

Utah

East Fork Virgin River Watershed/Cove Reservoir Project

This project proposes to design and build the Cove Reservoir. Project benefits include agricultural water management, water quality management, and public recreation.

Utah

Flat Canyon Flood Prevention Project

This project proposes to construct a basin to store sediment. The basin will collect debris and sediment to prevent flooding in the Flat Canyon Watershed in southwest Richfield.

Utah

Warner Draw Watershed/Goulds Wash Debris Basin Project

This flood prevention and watershed protection project proposes to build a detention basin for flood prevention and watershed protection in Washington County.

Utah

North Ogden City Community Pond and Detention Basin/Weber-Box Elder Conservation District Irrigation Reservoir Project

This project proposes to construct a detention basin, storm drain piping, an irrigation reservoir,and pump station. Project benefits include improving the management of irrigation water; improving storm water management. An open waterfront will provided needed recreational benefits for city residents.

Utah

Parowan Valley Watershed and Flood Prevention Project

This three-year project seeks to develop a watershed and flood prevention plan that includes designs, construction of five flood retention basins, and the raising of Red Creek Dam by seven feet to prevent extreme flood damage.

Utah

Pleasant Grove Mill Ditch Project

This project will conserve irrigation water lost to seepage and evaporation by piping an open ditch.

Utah

Santaquin City Debris Basin Flood Control Project

This project proposes to construct three debris basin, critical infrastructure in the Santaquin Canyon Watershed. This project will protect homes, agricultural land, and the Highline Canal, a critical water thoroughfare in the region.

Utah

Virgin River Watershed Project

This project will help improve water quality, water quantity, and drought resiliency in the Virgin River Watershed. Modernizing the water delivery system will provide agricultural producers with better water and soil quality. A 16-mile portion of the Virgin River critical for several federally listed species will be protected.

Utah

Warner Draw Disposal System Watershed Project

The project is to provide a single and separate conveyance system for NRCS debris basin outflows to the Fort Pearce Wash. Such action will provide increased protection to agricultural and rural lands against increased flooding and potential debris flows.

West Virginia

Cherry River Watershed Project

Project sponsors are seeking an authorized watershed plan and environmental assessments for projects that would result in watershed protection, improved water quality, and increased watershed resiliency. In the Cherry River Watershed.

West Virginia

Elk River Headwaters Watershed Project

Project sponsors are seeking an authorized watershed plan that would result in flood prevention and watershed protection in Clendenin, Kanawha County.

West Virginia

Elkhorn Creek Watershed Project

Project sponsors are seeking an authorized watershed plan and environmental assessment that would result in flood prevention and watershed protection.

West Virginia

Sewell Creek, Boggs Creek

Project sponsors are seeking an authorized watershed plan that will result in flood prevention and watershed protection in Greenbrier County

West Virginia

Upper Deckers Creek Watershed Project

This project proposes to treat acid mine drainage along nearly 24 miles of Deckers Creek in Monongalia County to improve water quality. Improved water quality will support aquatic life and restore aquatic habitat in that stretch of the creek. Deckers Creek flows through populated areas of Morgantown.

West Virginia

Upper Guyandotte Watershed Project

Project sponsors is seeking an authorized watershed plan that will result in flood protection for the Upper Guyandotte- watershed. This project will address chronic flooding and restoration of environmental integrity to the Upper Guyandotte tributaries.