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 ANR.WSMDRivers@state.vt.us  or DEC Rivers Program, Watershed Management Division, 1 National Life Drive, Main 2, Montpelier, VT 05620-3522

EPA Provides Tool to Help Communities Become More Flood Resilient

EPA released a new tool today to help communities prepare for, deal with, and recover from floods. The Flood Resilience Checklist offers strategies that communities can consider, such as conserving land in flood-prone areas; directing new development to safer areas; and using green infrastructure approaches, such as installing rain gardens, to manage stormwater.

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