Two lake area counties are on the list of those eligible for some federal money to help flood control. The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Fund is making available $9 million to help fund conservation easements in 69 Missouri counties, including Camden and Miller. Eligible applicants in those counties agree to sell a permanent conservation easement to the government. The selling price is based on appraisal or market analysis. The easements can be on either public or private land, and agricultural or residential property damaged by flooding. The NRCS will then work to restore the easement to its natural floodplain condition. The application deadline is October 18th and information is available by contacting your local NRCS field office.