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


Agricultural Pond Repair/Retrofit

Repair, retrofit or expansion of existing agricultural pond systems.  Benefits may include water supply, erosion control, flood control, and sediment and nutrient reductions from farm fields.

Maintenance Period
  • 10 years
BMP Units
  • Each
Required Effects
  • Gallons of Agricultural Water Storage Increased or Protected
  • Animal type and number (if applicable)
  • Design must be signed and sealed by a Professional Engineer
Supporting NRCS Standards
  • ENG - 378 - Pond
  • ENG - 402 - Dam
  • NC Dam Safety Law - 15A NCAC 02K
Cost Information
  • Actual cost - paid based on receipts
  • Maxmimum cost share amount $25,000 (75%) OR $30,000 (90%)
CS2 Reference Materials
Additional Spot-check Requirements
  • Annually

AgWRAP Policy Summary

Common CS2 Components

Component Unit
AgWRAP Agricultural Pond Repair/Retrofit Each
*AgWRAP - Engineering for low hazard embankment pond Job
*AgWRAP - Engineering for intermediate or high hazard embankment pond Job

*If using a Private Engineer Only

Design Standards

Planning and Design Tools

Permit Considerations for Farm Ponds

Water Balance



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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