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Watershed Operations

The Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations Program includes the Flood Prevention Operations Program authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1944 (P.L. 78-534) and the provisions of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 (P.L. 83-566). The Flood Control Act originally authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to install watershed improvement measures in 11 watersheds, also known as pilot watersheds, to reduce flood, sedimentation and erosion damage; improve the conservation, development, use and disposal of water; and advance the conservation and proper use of land.

See the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program webpage for more information.