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Watershed Operations

Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations (WFPO) is a voluntary program which provides assistance to sponsoring local organizations of authorized watershed projects, planned and approved under the authority of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 (P. L. 83-566), and 11 designated watersheds authorized by the Flood control Act of 1944 (P. L. 78-534). NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to States, local governments and Tribes (project sponsors) to implement authorized watershed project plans for the purpose of watershed protection, flood mitigation, water quality improvements, soil erosion reduction, rural, municipal, industrial water supply, irrigation water management, sediment control, fish, wildlife enhancement, wetlands, wetland function creation, and restoration.


John Mathews
State Conservation Engineer
Phone: (808) 600-2922