Thanks to everyone for the replies to my earlier post about my flooded land. Special thanks to Darren and Caballoviejo for the info on the Soil and Water Conservation projects. More info below to fill you in. I did not purchase the land I "inherited" it (long story, a costly inheritence). The water was here when I arrived, I just did not realize how much I had lost at first. Elder relatives (now deceased) were life tenents on the property and they signed the documents allowing the impoundment on this land. The water covers parts of several tracts of land and divides mine landlocking several acres. In short the elders did not legally own the land. Now years later I'm stuck with significantly less land, a shallow "mud pond" growing into a swamp, the liabilities of a body of water (trespassers) and a group of officials that don't want to do anything. I have a lawyer and plenty of documents including as built plans of the structure, contracts and etc. The lawyer says we need past situations to work with. I need to know if any of these structures built with (PL-566) funds have ever been removed. If removal of such a dam has occurred the location and details of its demise would help me. Unlike Darren who found contracts with specifics I found vague contracts with improper signatures. I had engineer study the drainage basin and review the available design documents. He found some minor inaccuracies and we have some questions as to the actual need for flood control. Several changes in the drainage area have reduced the need for flood control. A full study would cost tens of thousands of dollars. Also, I found sketches with property lines missing and misdrawn. Darren, where are the soil conservation districts that held meetings to explain the restrictions? Caballoviejo where was the abandoned structure you mentioned? Please help. If anyone can find information about these structures being removed by nature or man and not rebuilt.