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November 10, 2020

FEMA Civil Rights Stakeholder Summits
 

FEMA’s Office of Equal Rights, External Civil Rights Division, invites you to save the date for
our upcoming series of Civil Rights Stakeholder Summits.

These three events are designed to foster a collaborative dialogue and civil rights-oriented partnerships through direct

November 4, 2020

The International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming series of technical webinars. Each week starting on Thursday November 5th, the Board will host a webinar on one of eight key topics being investigated under the Study. An in-depth presentation will be provided by one of the study members involved in the research on a particular topic.

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.

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