Silver Jackets: Many Partners, One team

SILVER JACKETS

Many Partners, One Team

 

For More Information Contact

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Sacramento District, Email, 916-557-7009

Utah Silver Jackets/Utah State Hazard Mitigation Team

VISION STATEMENT

Serve as a catalyst in developing comprehensive and sustainable solutions to flood hazard issues, including mitigation planning, flood hazard mapping, risk reduction activities, and response and recovery planning.

MISSION STATEMENT

State and Federal agencies will work together to:

  • Increase and improve flood hazard identification, assessment, communication and outreach among Local, State and Federal agencies
  • Foster leveraging of available agency resources
  • Develop more comprehensive State flood risk management polices and strategies
  • Promote wise stewardship of the taxpayers' investments
  • Provide technical services and planning guidance that is needed to support effective flood plain management

Current Projects

Utah Flood Risk Workshops

The Utah Flood Risk Workshops project is a dynamic effort that has brought together new partnerships and increased flood risk awareness for Utah residents. Through workshops on flood risk management, emergency action planning, flood after fire, and slot canyon flooding all across Utah, the Utah Silver Jackets team has claimed its place on the map. Additionally, this project is creating public service announcements on slot canyon flash flooding and has developed slot canyon flash flooding outreach materials, including a laminated 11X17” poster to be posted throughout popular slot canyon tourist destinations.

Utah Alluvial Fan Flooding Mitigation Options

The Utah Alluvial Fan Flooding Mitigation Options project created a Community Guide for Flood Risk Reduction on Alluvial Fans, a comprehensive document aimed at supporting Utah residents who live or work on an alluvial fan. The core of the guide focuses on non-structural risk reduction measures, such as the development of a community Emergency Action Plan, active management of forested lands, and strategic land use planning, such as development of parks and open spaces on the most vulnerable areas of an alluvial fan. As an educational tool and a means to promote the guide, a video providing an overview of alluvial fan flooding and a link to the guide was created.

Lehi, Utah Floodplain Mapping

The City of Lehi is growing at a rapid rate and would like to better understand their flood risk to inform future development decisions.  This project is developing floodplain maps that the City will use to inform zoning regulations for future development.

FY22 Projects:

Grand County, UT Emergency Action Planning Support

This project will help Grand County in Emergency Action Planning and to mitigate future flood risk. Through an Emergency Action Planning workshop, support in the development of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and subsequent Table Top Exercise (TTX), Grand County Floodplain Managers and County Officials will be better prepared to respond to flooding events and be better equipped to manage their flood risk.

Salt Lake City Emergency Action Planning Support

This project will help Salt Lake City improve communication, collaboration and integration among stakeholders and promote hazard mitigation as an integrated public policy through the creation of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP). This EAP will be tested in a Table Top Exercise, with a goal that Salt Lake City will be better prepared for a flood event after this project. 

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Past Projects

Completed Utah Silver Jackets efforts include (but are not limited to):

  • Ephraim Floodplain Mapping Support
  • Zion National Park Hydrologic Support
  • Zion National Park Flood Warning System Report
  • Skull Valley Band of Goshute Floodplain Mapping
  • Saratoga Springs Alluvial Fan Hazard Mapping
  • Utah Flood Risk Education Project
  • Bluffdale Floodplain Mapping

For more on Utah's Interagency risk management efforts, visit the State Silver Jackets lead (also the State Hazard Mitigation Team lead), the Utah Division of Emergency Management: https://dem.utah.gov/


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supports state-led Silver Jackets Teams through its Flood Risk Management Program.