Water Conservation Field Services Program
Implementation of Conservation Measures:
The Great Plains WCFSP provides technical and financial assistance to Reclamation water districts, who have quality updated conservation plans, to help them begin implementation of measures identified in their plans. Area staff can meet with districts to assess which planned measures would be most beneficial to begin implementation with, and to discuss the type and level of assistance the WCFSP could provide.
Program Activities include:
- Assisting water agencies with implementing water conservation plans and management practices.
- Provide funds for implementation through cost-sharing activities, typically supplied on a 50-50 share level with the district.
- Facilitate partnerships with other organizations to conduct implementation activities.
Examples of measures that could be implemented include installation of upgraded water measurement devices or structures, conversion of open ditch laterals to buried pipe, lining of high-seepage canal sections, automation and telemetry of conveyance systems, development of best management practices, development of water pricing incentives, improved water accounting and water budgets, and conservation/management training for district staff.
Last Updated: March 12, 2013