Eastern Panhandle residents can report stream blockages
Residents in Eastern Panhandle counties affected by this weekend's significant flooding are encouraged to call
1-866-UC-FLOOD (823-5663) to report stream blockages to the West Virginia Conservation Agency.
The WVCA's Emergency Watershed Protection program is used during a state or federal emergency declaration in response to a sudden disaster.
In cases of extreme flooding, the WVCA will work with local, state and federal agencies to determine the extent of flood-related damages and to relieve blockages from streams. Woody debris, vegetation and any other items found blocking streams may be removed if eligible.
Gov. Jim Justice has declared a state of emergency for eight counties in the Eastern Panhandle due to heavy rainfall that caused the flooding. Those counties are: Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan, Hampshire, Mineral, Grant, Hardy and Pendleton.
The West Virginia Conservation Agency's mission is to provide for and promote the protection and conservation of West Virginia's soil, land, water and related resources for the health, safety and general welfare of the state's citizens.
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Take a look at what it means to be a District Supervisor, how they help their conservation districts, how and why you could become one.
"It's more than just attending meetings and approving official district business. Across 14 conservation districts in West Virginia, supervisors may play a variety of roles. Each supervisor may take on unique responsibilities, as well. Some get active in student-centered education programs. Others take on a leadership role in the statewide association of conservation districts or an administrative role in their local district. Ultimately, a supervisor is responsible for practices and programs ..."[continue reading]
The Stream Partner Program is a cooperative effort of the West Virginia Conservation Agency, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Forestry, and the Division of Natural Resources. The program is housed within the DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management.