The Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
program is funded by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and managed on behalf of the State by the CWCB. The EWP Program Manual (510.2.A) states that the objective of the EWP program is to help “…landowners, operators, and individuals implement emergency recovery measures to relieve imminent hazards to life or property created by a natural disaster that causes a sudden impairment of a watershed."
These projects are intended to provide long-term, strategic, watershed-based solutions that restore stream function, reconnect floodplains with streams, manage sediment movement, protect infrastructure, and improve public health, safety, and welfare.
The NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manual can be found here
For further information regarding the EWP program, please visit the dedicated website here
, or contact Chris Sturm
or Kevin Houck