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Emergency Watershed Protection Program

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is authorized under Section 216 of Public law 81-516, Section 403 of Title IV of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978, Public Law 95-334, and Section 382, Title III, of the 1996 Farm Bill PL 104-127 to provide technical and financial assistance for emergency watershed protection.  Emergency watershed protection consists of measures to reduce hazards to life and property from floods, drought, and the products of excessive runoff or erosion on any watershed impaired by a natural occurrence.
Financial and technical assistance may be made available through the EWP program when a watershed emergency is determined to exist by the NRCS State Conservationist.  Assistance is available to those public or private landowners, land managers, land users, or others who have a legal interest in or responsibility for the properties threatened by a watershed emergency.  these persons or entities must have exhausted or have insufficient funds or other resources available to provide adequate relief from the applicable hazards.

EWP Before Picture Erosion



Photo before EWP Project




EWP After Picture Completed          

 Photo After EWP Project






Scott Culberson
State Conservation Engineer
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