Flood Risk Management Program


Flood Risk Management Program

The USACE Flood Risk Management Program (FRMP) works across the agency to focus the policies, programs and expertise of USACE toward reducing overall flood risk. This includes the appropriate use and resiliency of structures such as levees and floodwalls, as well as promoting alternatives when other approaches (e.g., land acquisition, flood proofing, etc.) reduce the risk of loss of life, reduce long-term economic damages to the public and private sector, and improve the natural environment.

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Silver Jackets Teams Well-Positioned to Reduce Flood Risk after Wildfire

Flood risk significantly increases immediately after a wildfire. Post-fire assessments have estimated that peak flood flows can increase as much as 1,000 percent after a wildfire because of the absence of vegetation and reduced absorptive qualities of soils. The situation presents a multi-hazard problem that requires sharing resources and information so that actions focus on highest priority risk areas  – a situation that state Silver Jackets teams are well-equipped to handle....continue reading

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