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Water Resources Congress Agency Updates October 31, 2013. Pat Harris, Director North Carolina Division of Soil & Water Conservation. Mission Statement.

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Water Resources CongressAgency Updates October 31, 2013

Pat Harris, Director

North Carolina Division of

Soil & Water Conservation

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Mission Statement

To foster voluntary, incentive-driven management of soil, water and related natural resources for the benefit of the environment, economy and all citizens.

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To provide services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians.

Agriculture Commissioner

Steve Troxler

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North Carolina

Agriculture Cost Share Program

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Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP)

PY13 Projects 70 participating districts 339 contracts submitted

$1,840,345 (total) $395,986 (CCAP) $1,444,359 (other sources)

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Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program (AgWRAP)

  • Authorized by S.L. 2011-145
  • Purposes:
  • - Identify opportunities to increase water use efficiency, availability & storage
  • - Implement BMPs to conserve & protect water resources
  • - Increase water use efficiency
  • - Increase water storage & availability
  • FY2011-12 non-recurring appropriation of $1,000,000 (diverted from Water Resources Development Program)
  • FY2012-13 non-recurring appropriation of $500,000
  • FY2013-14 recurring appropriation of $500,000 (new farm ponds, pond repairs/retrofits and pond sediment removal)
  • Estimated need > $40 million
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Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program (AgWRAP)

TVA SETTLEMENT FUNDS FOR AgWRAP

  • $500,000 nonrecurring for each year of the 2013-2015 biennium
  • Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga and Yancey counties
  • Eligible practices include new agricultural ponds, pond repairs/retrofits, pond sediment removal, micro-irrigation conversion and conservation irrigation conversion
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Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Total CREP Stats (1999-2013)

· Permanent Easements  7,366 ac.    Stream Miles Protected  203 mi.

· Thirty-year Easements  26,751 ac.    Stream Miles Protected  736 mi.

· Total Easements           34,117 ac.    Total Stream Miles          939 mi.

NOTE: continuing to see an increase in permanent easement enrollment due to changes in payment structure & expansion to 76 counties in 2008.

599 acres have been enrolled in the expanded watersheds

with 51% enrolled in permanent easements. 

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Hurricane Irene Damage

Chowan County

August 2011

Tornado Damage

Bertie County

April 2011

stream debris removal project
Stream Debris Removal Project
  • Streams/Drainage channels blocked from storm debris from Hurricane Irene and Spring tornadoes
  • $600,000 grant from Division of Water Resources
  • $3,363,483 requested
  • Funds awarded to 11 conservation districts, 7 counties, 4 drainage districts, 1 town, 1 state park, 1 non-profit
  • Over 339 miles of stream affected
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Swine Buyout Program

  • Established in aftermath of Hurricane Floyd
  • Funded by CWMTF (4 grants - $18.7 million)
  • Eligibility: Active Swine farms in 100-yr floodplains
  • Have bought out 41 operations

- Capacity to produce 58,000 hogs in floodplain

- 101 waste lagoons decommissioned

- 1,192 acres included in conservation easements

  • 138 farmers have applied for the program
key priorities for fy2014
Key Priorities for FY2014
  • Recurring Funding for AgWRAP
    • Rulemaking
  • Funding to support renovation of aging watershed structures (Public Law 566 structures for flood control)
    • Continue to encourage local sponsors to update Emergency Action Plans
    • Continue work with DEMLR to provide training to local sponsors and conservation districts on importance of Emergency Action Plans and required data to complete plan
  • Additional funding to assist with stream debris removal resulting from hurricanes and tornadoes
  • Additional funding for CCAP