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Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program

 
The Agriculture Water Resources Assistance Program (AgWRAP) is designed to identify opportunities to increase water use efficiency, availability and storage and in some cases help fund Best Management Practices to conserve and protect water resources.

 

Best Management Practices

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Agricultural Water Supply Pond

A pond constructed for water supply for irrigation or livestock watering. Benefits may include increasing water supply, erosion control, flood control, and sediment and nutrient reductions from farm fields.

Agricultural Pond Repair or Retrofit

Repair or retrofit of an existing agricultural pond system used for irrigation or livestock watering. Benefits may include increasing water supply, erosion control, flood control, and sediment and nutrient reductions from farm fields. 

Agricultural Pond Sediment Removal

Remove sediment from existing agricultural ponds to increase water storage capacity. Benefits may include water supply, erosion control, flood control, and sediment and nutrient reductions from farm fields.  

Agricultural Water Collection and Reuse System

Construct a water management and/or collection system for water reuse or irrigation for agricultural operations. These systems may include water storage tanks, pumps, water control structures, and/or water conveyances. Benefits may include reduced demand on the current water supply.

Baseflow Interceptor (Streamside Pickup)

Accessing and improving springs and seeps alongside a stream, near the banks (not in the channel) by excavating, cleaning or capping to collect and/or store water for agricultural use.

Conservation Irrigation Conversion

Modify an existing overhead spray irrigation system to increase the efficiency and uniformity of irrigation water application. 

Micro-Irrigation System

An environmentally safe irrigation system for frequent application of small quantities of water on or below the soil surface as drops, tiny streams or miniature spray through emitters or applicators places along a water delivery line.

Water Supply Well

Constructing a drilled, driven or dug well to supply water for agricultural purposes such as irrigation, livestock and poultry, aquaculture, or on-farm processing.

 

For more comprehensive information on the AgWRAP program, please contact us or visit the NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation's webpage.