This web page offers helpful resources to get any community started on floodplain management planning. Flood risk management plans are simply described as a playbook for achieving resiliency from flood hazards. These playbooks are also called flood management plans, and the FEMA Community Rating System guidance and USACE guidance refers to them as floodplain management plans. Silver Jackets leaders believe the guidance from USACE and the FEMA CRS format can compliment the local or state hazard mitigation plans. Communities may also count their master plans among these flood risk management plans. Whatever the name, the essential parts are
A clear plan establishes a sustained effort, which often takes years to thoroughly mature, and the plan endures employee turnover, as well as guides elected officials in prioritizing and developing a more resilient community.
The following handouts help explain the various parts of floodplain management planning. These files are tri-folds that are useful during public involvement. They are best printed as 8.5"x11" double-sided products. When printing these, be sure to set print settings for 2 sided along the short-edge.
The staff on this Silver Jackets Team has accumulated experience doing the floodplain management plans. Training and facilitated discussions have been held at several floodplain manager events, including the
Slides are available for the following training events:
For up-to-date training see below.
The following is a list of floodplain management plans. Some have been officially adopted and others are in-progress.
The Silver Jackets team is willing to share these details and help communities nation-wide learn how to do their own floodplain management plans. On request, the staff can provide a 40 minute briefing that introduces floodplain management plans as a tool to reach resiliency. Onsite workshops have also been provided in the past, and any state or community may request these. To ask for assistance contact this email or call 816-389-3337.
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A word cloud of USACE guidance and text on floodplain management plans.
Connect the dots in the process and create a more resilient community!
Many presentations, papers, and other products have been provided for the State Risk Management Team, as listed below:
Watershed Planning for the Brush Creek Basin, (pdf, 594 KB) October 2010
Silver Jackets Status Update to SRMT (pdf,2.98 MB) May 2014
Joint USACE, SRMT and MfSMA Meeting (pdf, 2.91 MB) April 2013
The Silver Jackets team is willing to share these details and help communities nation-wide learn how to do their own floodplain management plans. To ask for assistance contact this email or call 816-389-3337.