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Emergency Watershed Protection Program


               The Powder River CD and the NRCS want to take a moment to update the community on our Emergency Watershed Protection Program Projects as there are many of you who will be affected by these projects or see the benefits from them. We would like to thank everyone for their continued patience as we work towards completing these projects.

  • The Sahara Diversion EWP project was designed to repair streambank erosion that occurred during the 2015 flood. Construction began on this project September 30th and is well underway, we tentatively plan for construction to be completed by the end of October.

  • The Harold Jarrard Park EWP project is currently in the final design stages and permits have been requested from the Army Corp of Engineers. At this point it is projected that we will have a final signed design by the beginning of November and permits soon after. This project has been delayed due to permitting from the Army Corp and NRCS engineers are modifying portions of the design to meet the requirements of the Army Corp. There will be no significant changes from the draft design issued to the landowners.

  • The Nolan Diversion EWP project is still in the draft design stages and the NRCS Engineers hope to have a final design to the PRCD by January 1, 2017. Permits will be filed at that time.

The Harold Jarrard Park and Nolan Diversion projects will have a formal bid process and pre-bid site visit, but at this time those dates have not been set. Please continue to watch the Voice for bid notices and do not hesitate to contact the PRCD or NRCS with any question that you may have.


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