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Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board Receives $5.2 Million Grant to Address Flood Control Dams

TEMPLE - Texas is home to more than 2,000 flood control dams, many of which were severely damaged by the extreme rainfall events of May 2015 and October 2015. On June 7, 2016, funds were released to TSSWCB from the USDA-NRCS as a part of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program to repair dam structures across six counties in Texas. An estimated $5.2 million of federal funds will be put towards flood control dams that need vital repairs as a result of the rainfall events of May 2015.

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Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board Announces 2016 Conservation Award Winners

TEMPLE - Each year the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts recognize and honor individuals that dedicate themselves to the conservation and management of renewable natural resources. These outstanding conservationists will be recognized during an awards luncheon on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Waco Convention Center.

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