Silver Jackets: Many Partners, One team


Many Partners, One Team


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Boise River System and Historical Flows Information Billboard

Diagram of an Elevation Survey

A levee map along the Mississippi River

Interagency Nonstructural Flood Risk Management Efforts

Silver Jackets teams have completed hundreds of interagency nonstructural flood risk management efforts, with each agency using its own funds and programs to contribute to the effort. Below is a searchable list of efforts in progress or completed since 2011. Poster summaries of a representative sample of more recent interagency efforts are organized by State [pdf, 25.6 MB] and by Topic [pdf, 46.6 MB].

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AKUSACE, StateNorthwest Arctic Borough Data Gathering and Dissemination EffortThis project provides five villages in the NWAB with LiDAR and a bi-lingual flood hazard information poster for dissemination throughout the Borough.
AKNOAA, USACE, USGS, LocalJuneau Jokulhlaup Inundation ReportProvide information for the future modeling of jokulhlaups (glacier outburst) and better delineation of at-risk areas
AKUSACE, Tribes, State LocalKoyukuk High Water Mark Information GatheringCollect high-water marks, document flood history, provide a flood information report to the community, and provide a bilingual flood risk awareness poster in order to make people in Koyukuk and surrounding communities more aware of their flood risks.
AKNOAA NWS, USACE, USGS, State, Local, PrivateWillow Creek Predictive High Water Scenario PlanningPerform high water scenario modeling and mapping of Willow Creek by augmenting recently released FEMA maps to identify specific areas at risk beyond the regulatory floodplain; develop potential flood risk reduction measures.
AKNOAA, Tribe, BIA, USACE, State, Other FederalYukon-Kuskokwim Adaptation and Resiliency Workshop Provide an adaptation and resiliency workshop for the over 50 communities in the Y-K Delta Region. The workshop will validate data and develop strategies.
AKNOAA-NWS, FEMA, USGS, USACE, State, LocalLowell Creek Table Top Exercise and EAPPlan and execute a table top exercise/develop a draft Emergency Action Plan that will establish a process and system for the City of Seward to address emergency flood response, including potential flooding from aging Lowell Creek flood diversion system.
AKTribes, NOAA, USACE, StateKotlik Coastal Flood Awareness and OutreachConduct coastal flood awareness, outreach, and data collection activities at Kotlik, Alaska, by developing flood risk materials, conducting a meeting with local leadership and the Alaska Silver Jackets team, and collecting short-term water level data.
AKNOAA, USACE, StateImproving Access to Relative Sea Level Change Guidance in AlaskaEnhance access to relative sea level change (RSLC) estimates and guidance for RSLC approximations in Alaska to address challenges associated with incorporating RSLC into flood risk reduction studies in a region with limited data.
AKNOAA-NWS, USACE, State, LocalAlaska Ice Jam Training and Freeze-up InvestigationsProvide ice jam related training in a two-day course in Anchorage and Fairbanks, develop a Technical Report with preliminary analysis on freeze up jams, and provide ice jam mitigation recommendations for local partners.
AKState, USFWS, USACE, PrivateY-K Delta Flood Planning Hazard and Assessment Support communities where National Wetlands Inventory data has been recently collected or contracted, and prepare and provide outreach and educational materials for utilizing the data to inform flood prediction and resilience planning.
AKState, FEMA, USACEAlaska Building Standards for Flood Risk ReductionThis effort will bring expertise in the field of Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) science and FEMA floodplain building standards to Alaskan communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program, and/or that face the challenge of repairing/rebuilding existing infrastructure, relocating entire villages, and/or planning for future infrastructure. 
AKState, USACE, NOAAAlaska Ice Jam Flooding 101 Multimedia ProjectMake information from a previous Ice Jam Flooding technical document and workshop available and accessible to the non-expert general public through a series of educational posters and videos.
ALFEMA, NOAA NWS, USACE, USGS, State, LocalAlabama Flood Warning System Enhancement ProjectThis effort will yield completed inundation maps for Birmingham hosted on NOAA NWS website, build points to reduce flood insurance premiums, and improve flood risk communication.
ALNOAA, USACE, State, LocalValley Creek Inundation Mapping (Birmingham)Build a hydrology and HEC-RAS model to complete inundation maps that will be hosted on NOAA NWS website.
ALFEMA, USACE, State, Other Non-FederalAlabama Non-Structural WorkshopsDeliver and record 2 workshops on nonstructural flood risk management methods targeting local municipal officials.
ALFEMA, USACE, State, LocalVillage Creek Property Flood Risk Reduction AssessmentUpdate existing structure inventory and perform non-structural flood risk analysis with recommendations on a structure by structure basis.
ALState, FEMA, USFWS, USACE, NGOMeramec Watershed Low Water Crossing Mitigation Plan Identify low water crossings that pose high risk to life, prioritize crossings for mitigation, recommend actions to reduce risk and build resilience, pair projects with mitigation funding source to address a major public safety issue.  
ARUSACE, USGS, StateBob Kidd Dam Flood Risk Assessment, Mitigation PlanA multi-purpose study to assess flood hazards, residual flood risk, dam break flood risk scenarios, and a mitigation strategy with an effective emergency response and communication plan, such as early warning systems.
ARUSACE, State, LocalNon-structural Assessment in the Little Rock area (Shannon Hills)Provide the City of Shannon Hills with a comprehensive nonstructural assessment of repetitively damaged structures along the Otter Creek and Shannon Hills Tributary.
ARFEMA, USACE, State, LocalMassey - Alexander Levee EAPAssist with updating Emergency Action Plan and perform a levee breach analysis.
ARUSGS, USACE, State, LocalLake Poinsett Hydrologic AnalysisPerform hydrological and hydraulic analyses for use by state in ensuring a dam's spillway is adequately sized.
ARFEMA, NOAA-NWS, USACE, StateArkansas Flood Risk AssessmentDevelop methods for the State to analyze flood risks associated with dam failures at high hazard dams (regulated by the State) and work with affected communities to address those risks in a local Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).
ARFEMA, NOAA-NWS, USACE, State, LocalEmergency Evacuation Planning for Cherokee LakeDevelop a comprehensive evacuation plan for Hardy to better prepare the residents and businesses in the community that are located in the inundation area of a Cherokee Lake dam breach.
ARFEMA, NOAA-NWS, USACE, State, LocalEmergency Evacuation Planning for Lake ElmdaleDevelop a comprehensive evacuation plan for Elm Springs to better prepare the residents and businesses in the community that are located in the inundation area of a Lake Elmdale dam breach.
ARNOAA, FEMA, USACE, State, LocalDixie Flood Risk ReductionProvide an in-depth analysis into all available Federal, State and Local programs that exist that can be used to identify all non-structural programs that are available to assist the community of Dixie.
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supports state-led Silver Jackets Teams through its Flood Risk Management Program.