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1 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection1 N R C S Emergency Watershed Protection Program

2 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection2 EWP Program Description EWP Program Description  EWP Program Overview  When EWP is activated  Presidential Declaration  State Conservationist Declaration

3 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection3 Authority  Statute  Authorized in 1950  Drought added in 1978  Floodplain Easements added in 1996

4 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection4 Eligible Impairments  Floods

5 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection5 Eligible Impairments  Fires

6 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection6 Eligible Impairments  Hurricanes  Tornadoes  Typhoons

7 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection7 Eligible Impairments Other Impairments  Earthquakes  Volcanic Activity  Drought  Ice Storms

8 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection8 Eligible Sponsors  Local Units or Subdivisions of State Government  State Government  Other Government Entities  Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations

9 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection9 EWP Funding - Sponsor  Ability to provide Local Share of Construction Costs  Responsible for Operation & Maintenance  Ability to Obtain Land Rights  Ability to Acquire Permits

10 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection10 EWP Funding - Federal  Typically Funded via Supplemental Appropriations

11 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection11 Local Funding - 25%  Cash  “In-Kind” Goods or Services  Combination of Above

12 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection12 EWP Events Funded

13 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection13 EWP FUNDING

14 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection14 EWP FLOODPLAIN EASEMENT ACRES

15 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection15 EWP FLOODPLAIN EASEMENT CONTRACTS

16 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection16 Eligibility Criteria  Reduce Threat to Life or Property  Economically Defensible  Alleviates Sudden Watershed Impairment

17 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection17 Eligible Measures  Debris Removal

18 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection18 Eligible Measures  Streambank Stabilization

19 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection19 Eligible Measures  Critical Area Treatment

20 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection20 Eligible Measures  Levee Repair

21 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection21 Eligible Measures  PL & Structure Repair

22 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection22 Eligible Measures  Ice Damage

23 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection23 Solutions  Debris Removal

24 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection24  Bioengineering Solutions

25 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection25  Livestock and Poultry Carcass Disposal Solutions

26 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection26 Solutions  Floodplain Easement

27 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection27 Ineligible Measures  Restore Agricultural Productivity to Farmland

28 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection28  Replacement of Infrastructure Ineligible Measures

29 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection29  Flood Fighting/Rescue Ineligible Measures

30 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection30  Correcting Pre-existing Problems Ineligible Measures

31 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection31  Repair coastal erosion to beaches and shorelines Ineligible Measures

32 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection32 EWP Summary  Must be an imminent threat to life and property as a result of a natural disaster  Must alleviate a sudden impairment to the watershed  Must be economically defensible  Must have a sponsor, except floodplain easements

33 EWP Emergency Watershed Protection33 NRCS EWP PROGRAM Questions, please contact: Allan Stahl State Conservation Engineer Natural Resources Conservation Service 339 Busch’s Frontage Rd. Annapolis, MD


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