Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)updated: December 2014

The purpose of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) was established by Congress to respond to emergencies created by natural disasters.   The EWP Program is designed to help people and conserve natural resources by relieving imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, drought, windstorms, and other natural occurrences.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers the EWP Program; EWP-Recovery, and EWP–Floodplain Easement (FPE).  


Contact Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)

Fred Reaves
National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager

National Service
Phone: 202-690-0793


Service Area

National Program

Office Locaters

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