December 12, 2016

Here's a  short animation from France that beautifully captures the Vermont Rivers Program mission to make human and natural communities safe and healthful through the protection of natural flows, floodplains and meandering rivers.

This type of river management is practiced in Vermont.

August 30, 2016

Waterbury Village along the Winooski River now has an innovative on-line tool to visualize the extent of flooding.  The Waterbury information is part of the Flood Inundation Mapper.

August 26, 2016

Two-Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) has released a dynamic map showing work around Vermont to acquire homes and other buildings in the high risk Special Flood Hazard Area to reduce damage from flooding or respond to substantial damage.

This map, composed by Pete Fellows, TRORC GIS Manager and Planner, uses fusion tables to provide updated information on the status of this effort.

August 1, 2016

Since 2011 most communities across Vermont have taken important steps to become more flood resilient.  Over a quarter of Vermont communities have protected river corridors or floodplains from further losses.  Over half have Local Hazard Mitigation Plans adopted or in process (up from 35% in 2014), and 80% have Emergency Operations Plans in place (up from 36% in 2014).

July 1, 2016

Flood-inundation maps for Lake Champlain
in Vermont and in northern Clinton County, New York

Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5060, Prepared in cooperation with the International Joint Commission

June 21, 2016

Three new videos were released this week featuring communities working together toward flood resilience.  The videos feature three separate groups organized as the South Lake Watershed Partnership, the Mill Brook Watershed Group, and the Saxtons River Watershed Collaborative. 

May 27, 2016

On Earth Day 2016, ANR launched its new climate change website.  Check out the climate dashboard with information on how Vermont's climate is changing, and find out how you can take action on your land and in your communities.

May 27, 2016

Hazard Mitigation Assistance: Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities Updates

In September 2015, FEMA released three new activities eligible for the HMA programs: Aquifer Storage and Recovery, Floodplain and Stream Restoration, and Flood Diversion and Storage, known as the Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities (CRMA). FEMA has developed BCA tools to calculate benefits for drought mitigation and/or ecosystem services for mitigation projects

May 13, 2016

Full Conference Program Announced!

The Resilient Vermont conference is packed with over 30 sessions in two whirlwind days!

It'll include keynotes, plenaries, clinics, workshops, panels, demonstrations, field trips and more.


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