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September 10, 2020

New flood studies are underway in many watersheds of Vermont.  If consistently funded, the timeline from the initial Discovery meetings to the effective date of new Flood Insurance Rate Maps, is typically about five years.  The table below summarizes updates from Kerry Bogdan, FEMA Region 1 Senior Engineer and FEMA Regional Risk MAP Geospatial Lead as of 9/3/2020

July 21, 2020

This Lake Champlain Basin Program video features the role of a floodplain restoration in the work to capture sediments with phosphorus:

Clean Water Commitment – Floodplain Restoration  (4:08)  https://youtu.be/_wHUfjLlUQg

 

CLEAN WATER COMMITMENT: WORKING TO ACHIEVE TMDL GOALS

May 1, 2020

Online Discovery Meetings Scheduled:

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 9:00 AM

For: community leaders, emergency managers, GIS specialists, planners, and floodplain managers.
 

For information contact: 

James R. Nadeau

Hydrologic Technician

U.S. Geological Survey, New England Water Science Center

March 30, 2020

With more of our colleagues quarantined in their homes and unable to travel due to COVID-19, we know this puts our nation’s CFMs in a predicament, especially those with July and January renewal dates. Many of our Chapters are also having to make that difficult decision to cancel chapter conferences. 

March 6, 2020
5/1/2020 Update:

 

Online Discovery Meetings Scheduled:

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 9:00 AM

For: community leaders, emergency managers, GIS specialists, planners, and floodplain managers.

For information contact: 

James R. Nadeau

Hydrologic Technician

February 4, 2020

2020 Schedule Vermont Tier 2 Rivers & Roads Training Program
 

Tier 1 Online River and Roads Slide Show:

January 17, 2020

 

October 22, 2019

FEMA has invited municipal officials to discuss upcoming flood map updates in the Passumpsic, Otter Creek and direct-to-Lake Champlain Watersheds. 

The Discovery Meetings provide an update on the process ahead and how communities can identify places that need more attention.

Passumpsic Watershed.

August 15, 2019

Vermont Emergency Management (VEM) will be hosting a 1-day Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Development Training at the SEOC in Waterbury (45 State Drive, Second Floor) on Friday, September 13, 8am-4:30pm, led by Vermont’s new mitigation plan reviewer at FEMA, Jay Neiderbach, along with Melissa Surette, the Senior Planner in Mitigation at FEMA Region I.

July 9, 2019

Vermont Emergency Management will be a hosting a 1-day FEMA benefit-cost analysis (BCA) Training at the State Emergency Operations Center in Waterbury on Tuesday, August 20th. We invite anyone who is interested in developing BCAs for hazard mitigation projects to attend the training. I will send meeting materials and an agenda in the coming weeks, but wanted to get this on your calendars as soon as possible.

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