New Videos Help Communities Prepare for Flooding

Greenfield, MA— The Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) and the State of Vermont have released six new videos to help communities prepare for flooding. Experts speak about and highlight examples of why rivers move and erode in the first place, how to build better culverts and stream crossings, how to stabilize streambanks more naturally, and how to use mitigation funding. The videos are posted on the new Flood Ready Vermont website:

Report to the General Assembly on the Current Status of the Vermont River Corridor and Floodplain Management Program and Shoreland Protection Program

High Meadows Fund Dedicates $240,000 to Building Resilience in Vermont’s Watersheds

Middlebury, VT - The High Meadows Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) that represents a commitment of $240,000 towards promoting planning and action within Vermont’s watersheds. Tropical Storm Irene brought the devastation of extreme weather to the forefront in Vermont, but many Vermonters don’t know that since 2000 the state has had at least one federally-declared disaster every year. In certain parts of the state Vermonters have lived through two 100-year flood events in the past decade.

Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor Protection Procedure - Transmittal for Comments

The public is invited to comment on the Draft VT DEC Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor Protection Procedure.  The River Corridor and Floodplain Protection Program will accept public comments until November 3, 2014. Written comments should be addressed to  or DEC Rivers Program, Watershed Management Division, 1 National Life Drive, Main 2, Montpelier, VT 05620-3522


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