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Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program

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 Rules, Notices, and Supporting Documents

Final Rule, 7 CFR Part 624

EWP Rule Benefit/Cost Analysis   

Damage Survey Report (DSR) Fillable Form (NRCS-PDM-20)

EWP Electronic Disaster Report Fillable Form (NRCS-PDM-21)

Ohio EWP Recovery Plan (7-30-2013)

For more information, please visit the national EWP website.

EWP Ohio Program Contact

Bruce Atherton, State Conservation Engineer