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Emergency Watershed Protection Program - Floodplain Easement Additional Informat

Emergency Watershed Protection - Floodplain Easement

Additional EWP Information (Floodplain)

The following is an excerpt from Section 216, P.L. 81-516 (as amended) which pertains to NRCS EWP Program:

"The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to undertake emergency measures, including the purchase of floodplain easements, for runoff retardation and soil erosion prevention, in cooperation with landowners and land users, as the Secretary deems necessary 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 that watershed."

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