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Cost Share Programs - Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program (AgWRAP)


Baseflow Interceptor (streamside pickup)

Baseflow interceptor means improving springs and seeps alongside a stream, near the banks, but not in the channel by excavating, cleaning, capping to collect and/or store water for agricultural use.  Benefits may include water supply, erosion control and flood control.

Maintenance Period
  • 10 years
BMP Units
  • Each
Required Effects
  • Acres irrigated OR
  • Number and type of livestock watered
  • Design must be signed and sealed by a Professional Engineer
Supporting NRCS Standards
  • ENG - 574 - Spring Development
  • ENG - 533 - Pumping Plant
  • ENG - 382 - Fencing
  • ECS - 342 - Critical Area Planting
  • ECS - 484- Mulching
Cost Information
  • Average and Actual costs for components on AgWRAP and ACSP average cost lists
  • BMP cap of $15,000
CS2 Reference Materials
Additional Spot-check Requirements
  • None

AgWRAP Policy Summary

Common CS2 Components

Component Unit(s)
EXCAVATION- Spring development (Backhoe) Each
EXCAVATION- Spring development (Trackhoe) Each
EARTH FILL-adjacent, sheepsfoot rolled Each
EARTH FILL-hauled CuYd
EARTH FILL-hauled, sheepsfoot rolled CuYd
JUNCTION BOX-Concrete Each
STONE-gravel Ton
STONE-Riprap Ton
FILTER CLOTH-geotextile fabric SqYd
PIPE FITTING-Polyvinyl Chloride 4in Each
PIPE FITTING-Polyvinyl Chloride <=3in Each
PIPE-Corrugated Polyethylene non-perforated 36in LnFt
PIPE-Water supply /fittings, <=2in LinFt
PIPE-Polyvinyl Chloride 4in LinFt
PIPE-Perf drain w/gravel filter LinFt
PIPE-Polyvinyl Chloride 1 1/2in or less LinFt
VEGETATION-bag lime, seed and fertlizer Acre
VEGETATION-mulch, small grain straw Acre
Spring Header Casing Each
FENCE-perm, non-electric, incl. Gates LinFt
FENCE-4+-strand perm, electric, incl. Gates LinFt
Tank-temp storage, 1000 gal Each
Tank-temp storage, 1500 gal Each


Design Standards

Planning and Design Tools


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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