Watershed Planning Purpose and Need
Identify problems and opportunities
Inventory and forecast resource conditions
Formulate alternative plans
Evaluate alternative plans
Compare alternative plans
Select locally preferred alternative
Submit request for funding for design
An investigation report for the 5 failed dams was completed by NRCS in June 2019.
Sponsors requested Federal Assistance With Dam Rehabilitation Program from NRCS in June 2019.
NRCS received funding for planning in January 2020.
Planning contract awarded for first phase of dam rehabilitation planning in July 2020.
The internal review process has been completed by NRCS and the National Water Management Center and revisions are being made to the Coon Creek and West Fork Kickapoo Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) documents to prepare them for the 45-day public review period.
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Purpose and Need for Planning
The authorized purposes of the proposed action in the PEIS for both watersheds are watershed protection, public recreation, and flood damage reduction.
The need for federal action arises from the failure of five dams in the two watersheds during an extreme storm event in August 2018.