Watershed Flood Prevention Program (PL-566) Outreach Meeting (Virtual/Zoom) - May 10, 2022

The Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program helps federal, state, local and tribal government project sponsors protect and restore watersheds up to 250,000 acres. The program provides for cooperation between the federal government and the states and their political subdivisions to work together to prevent erosion; floodwater and sediment damage; further the conservation development, use and disposal of water; and further the conservation and proper use of land in authorized watersheds.

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service offers financial and technical assistance through this program for the following:

- Erosion and sediment control
- Watershed protection
- Flood prevention
- Water quality Improvements
- Rural, municipal and industrial water supply
- Water management
- Fish and wildlife habitat enhancement
- Hydropower sources
- Local Watershed Solutions

Project sponsors access program assistance through the Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations component of this program. Project sponsors can use land treatment solutions or structural solutions, which require construction. An approved watershed plan must be in place prior to initiation of any corrective land treatment or structural solutions.

Once the watershed plan is approved, the project sponsor helps landowners install planned land treatment measures if that is the appropriate solution. For structural solutions, project sponsors ensure surveys and investigations are completed. They also acquire detailed designs, specifications and engineering cost estimates for construction projects. If needed, project sponsors will outline areas where land rights, easements, and right-of-ways are needed.

For more information visit the USDA NRCS Florida website on this topic at:
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