To encourage comprehensive consistent management of the floodplain along the Colorado River and its tributaries; provide a forum for data exchange; and facilitate a structured approach to managing the complex issues related to floodplain management.

  • Cooperative arrangement for floodplain management.
  • Mechanism for sharing ideas and programs.
  • Assist local government with technology, emergency management, training.
  • Have a single entity partner with which State and Federal agencies can correspond.
  • Current Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS) – Countywide.
  • Public Education
  • Adopt uniform standards for development.
    • Create and maintain accurate and current base mapping.
    • Benchmarks
    • Corporate boundaries
    • Roads
    • Streams
  • Review and comment on LOMCs.
  • Facilitate access to approved LOMCs.
  • Maintenance of current H&H models.
  • Update Zone A to establish BFE & flood ways.
  • Facilitate local floodplain management and emergency management program coordination.
  • Coordinate federal, state, and local resources and programs
    (Project Impact, HMGP, FMAP, Challenge 21, NPDES, and ICC).
  • Help local communities meet state requirements for emergency response.
  • Facilitate a “flood preparedness plan” annex.
    • Promote emergency communication/notification – NOAA, LCRA radios, local media.
  • Coordinate state and federal training programs.
  • Provide technical training for floodplain management and emergency managers.
  • Training for consistent hydrologic/hydraulic modeling.
  • Training for stakeholders (insurance, lenders, surveyors, and developers).
  • Training for local officials (legal issues as well as floodplain management).
  • Public Awareness.
  • Maintain a resource pool of Mutual Aid Trainers/Emergency Response Personnel.
  • Work with Council Of Governments.
  • Develop and manage annual budget – Administrative.
  • Identify and pursue additional funding for diversified sources.
  • Review and educate lawmakers on related legislative issues as a coalition and via lobbyists associated with other agencies.
  • Assist with solicitation of federal funds for capital projects.
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