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


Agricultural Water Supply/Reuse Pond

Construct agricultural ponds for water supply for irrigation or livestock watering. 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
  • ENG - 313 - aquaculture ponds only
  • 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 Units
AgWRAP Agricultural Water Supply/Reuse Pond Each
*Agricultural Water Supply/Reuse Pond-Engineering for embankment pond, low hazard: Each
*Agricultural Water Supply/Reuse Pond-Engineering for embankment pond, intermediate or high hazard Each

*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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