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Watershed Rehabilitation

Kansas Watershed Project

Local communities, with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assistance, have constructed over 11,000 dams in 47 states since 1948. Many of these dams are nearing the end of their 50-year design life. Rehabilitation of these dams is needed to address critical public health and safety issues in these communities. The following information provides background and case studies of rehabilitation needs of watershed dams across the nation as well as progress toward rehabilitation accomplishments.

Watershed Rehabilitation Program Fact Sheet

Current Dam Rehabilitation Project Underway

West Wash Dam

Sponsor: City of Reno

The West Wash Dam Public Scoping Meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 6-8 p.m. VIRTUALLY

To attend, please register through ZOOM here:

Project location: Reno, NV

Description: Update structure to meet current NRCS and State Standards to increase public safety downstream of the dam. Project funded for planning, design and construction phases.

Funding: $3,004,000

For more information on this project, visit the City of Reno's website here:

West Wash Dam