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Watershed Rehabilitation

The aging of watershed dams has led to strong interest and support for the National Watershed Rehabilitation Program.

In FY21, the Rehab Program allocated $20.6 million in funding nationally for:

  • 38 Dam Assessments
  • 28 Planning
  • 15 Designs
  • 16 Construction Projects

FY22 Rehab Program Funding Requests include $26.4 million nationally for:

  • 111 Dam Assessments
  • 8 Planning
  • 20 Designs
  • 4 Construction Projects

Through the end of FY21, Nebraska has completed through the Rehab Program:

  • 73 Dam Assessments
  • 13 Dams with construction completed, all within 7 watersheds in Nebraska

Nebraska has 738 dams funded through Watershed (PL-566), Pilot, and RC&D funding, of which 47 are High Hazard Dams, and 370 are greater than 50 years old.

 

For more information:
Allen Gehring, Nebraska NRCS State Engineer
(402) 437-4037

 

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