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Posted 4/27/2017

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Project Management Branch, Planning, Programs, and Project Management Division

Throughout the Rock Island District

The Floodplain Management Services (FPMS) Program provides a full range of technical services and planning guidance in support of effective floodplain management and flood risk reduction. The program develops or interprets site-specific data on obstructions to flood flows; flood formation and timing; flood depths or stages; floodwater velocities; and the extent, duration, and frequency of flooding. For more complex floodplain issues, the program provides assistance in the form of Special Studies for all aspects of floodplain management and flood risk reduction planning. Some of the most common types of Special Studies include: floodplain delineation/flood hazard evaluation studies; dam break analysis and dam removal studies; flood warning/preparedness studies; regulatory floodway studies; comprehensive floodplain management studies; urbanization impact studies; sedimentation effects studies; and stormwater management studies.

Although most Program services are provided without charge, based on available funding, certain services are provided only on a reimbursable basis.

The Rock Island District's Floodplain Management Services (FPMS) program has been very successful in assisting other agencies (Federal and State), counties, local communities and individuals with addressing their floodplain management and flood risk reduction needs. A growing demand exists for the District's floodplain management services and related technical assistance capabilities due to: land use/land cover changes; climate change; floodplain development pressures; enhanced public understanding of and interest in floodplain functions and floodplain management; an expanding commitment to reduce flood damages through better floodplain protection and flood risk management options; and FEMA's ongoing flood insurance rate map modernization program as well as its many other flood risk reduction and management initiatives, programs and projects.

GI - General Investigations

Summarized Project Costs

Estimated Federal Cost  N/A 
Estimated Non-Federal Cost  N/A 
Estimated Total Project Cost  N/A 
Allocations Prior to Current FY 2017 Cost  N/A 
Current FY 2017 Allocation (received to date)  $52,000 
Current FY 2017 Total Capability  $190,000 

Major Work Item Current Year
FY 2017:
Work will be completed on the following:

Iowa Comprehensive Levee Database

Work Continues on the following:

  • Iowa Reservoir Dam Safety Study

  • Maquoketa River H& Modeling