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    Watershed University

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    So You’re a Floodplain Manager - An Idaho Resource Guide

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    Flood Fighter: Nevada Video Game

  • Software screenshot of Rapid Assessment Flooding Tool (RAFT)

    Rapid Assessment Flooding Tool (RAFT)


California Silver Jackets Offers Monthly Webinars through the Watershed University  


Idaho Silver Jackets Produces 'So, You're a Floodplain Manager,' a Resource Guide for New Floodplain Administrators 

Nevada Silver Jackets Develops Flood Fighter: Nevada, an Educational Video Game for Children


Oregon Silver Jackets Rapid Assessment Flooding Tool (RAFT) is Available On-line 


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State Teams




Silver Jackets teams facilitate collaborative solutions to state flood risk priorities.


Silver Jackets teams in states across the United States bring together multiple state, federal, and sometimes tribal and local agencies to learn from one another in reducing flood risk and other natural disasters.  By applying their shared knowledge, the teams enhance response and recovery efforts when such events do occur. While some states do not use the “Silver Jackets” name, there are a growing number of states applying the Silver Jackets approach – the ultimate goal is a state-led interagency team in every state. No single agency has all the answers, but leveraging multiple programs and perspectives can provide a cohesive solution.


Although each state Silver Jackets team is unique, common agency participants include state agencies with mission areas of hazard mitigation, emergency management, floodplain management, natural resources management or conservation, etc. Federal participation typically includes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and often others such as the National Weather Service and the U.S. Geological Survey.


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