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Cost Share Programs - Agricultural Cost Share Program (ACSP)




A Diversion means a channel constructed across a slope with a supporting ridge on the lower side to control drainage by diverting excess water from an area to improve water quality. Benefits may include reduced soil erosion, sedimentation and pollution from dissolved and sediment-attached substances.


Maintenance Period 10 years
BMP Units Linear feet
Required Effects
  • Soil saved
  • Phosphorus saved - (if erosion present)
  • Acres affected (planted acres and drainage area)
JAA/NRCS Standards
  • ENG - 362 - Diversion
  • ENG - 558 - Rooftop Runoff Management (supporting practice)
  • ENG - 348 - Dam Diversion (supporting practice)
Cost Information
  • Average cost (75% or 90%)
CS2 Reference Materials
  • NC-ACSP 11 Signature Page
  • Map with BMP location, fields and roads
Additional Spot-check Requirements None

ACSP Policy Summary

Design Standards


NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Vernon Cox, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Phone: 919.707.3770

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