Douglas County Flood Warning System Plan Update
Douglas County, Nevada is interested in improving and expanding the Regional Flood Management Guide and incorporating the existing flood warning criteria, by developing and including a Flood Warning System (FWS) Plan. This project will assist Douglas County by updating protocols presented in the existing plan. The incorporation of the new FWS plan into the existing Regional Flood Management Guide, focused on compliance with Community Rating System (CRS) criteria. This project may also include similar support to other communities in the Carson River Watershed.
Initial steps toward successful completion of this project would include meeting with emergency management and water management officials to determine any gaps in existing plan(s) and learning from FEMA what requirements must be fulfilled.
Dam Safety Support for EAPs and TTXs
This project will support the coordination, facilitation and presentation of dam safety workshops hosted by Nevada DWR, Nevada Division of Emergency Management, and other partners, provide dam owners and the public basic knowledge of Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) and how to run a successful tabletop exercise (TTX), with the goals of connecting dam owners and the public to emergency management officials.
Workshops will provide dam owners the tools and contacts to conduct their own TTXs specific to their own EAPs. The project will also provide multimedia support to dam owners who are interested in hosting emergency TTXs.