Acronyms and Glossaries

NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program Acronyms

CLOMR – Conditional Letter of Map Review (related to FEMA flood mapping)
CWCB – Colorado Water Conservation Board
EWP Program – Emergency Watershed Protection Program (NRCS)
FA – Financial Assistance (the construction/implementation part of EWP project)
FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
NFIP – National Flood Insurance Program
NRCS – Natural Resources Conservation Service
NWP – Nationwide Permit (USACE)
PCN – Pre Construction Notice (USACE)
RWP – Resilient Watershed Partners is a team of Colorado consultants assisting the CWCB with Colorado EWP program management and delivery
TA – Technical Assistance (the design and advisory part of the EWP project)
USACE – US Army Corps of Engineers

Links to Lists of Acronyms & Definitions

Acronyms and Glossary of FEMA terms related to flooding

CO Dept of Transportation (CDOT) Stormwater/Water Quality-related Glossary

CO Dept of Transportation (CDOT) Terms and Acronyms

Riparian Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Hydrologic Terms

For some reason, Aggradation isn’t on the lists I found, so here it is:
“Aggradation in geology is the accumulation of sediment in rivers and nearby landforms. Aggradation occurs when sediment supply exceeds the ability of a river to transport the sediment. As an example, the quantity of sediment entering a river channel may increase when climate becomes drier. The increase in sediment is caused by a decrease in soil binding that results from plant growth being suppressed. The drier conditions cause river flow to decrease at the same time as sediment is being supplied in greater quantities. Hence, the river becomes choked with sediment.”

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