Regional Flood Risk Management Team meets in Moline, Illinois

Published Sept. 30, 2010

ROCK ISLAND, Ill., – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other federal, state and local agencies are conducting a meeting of the Regional Flood Risk Management Team (RFRMT) on October 15, at the Stoney Creek Inn, Moline, Ill.  The meeting takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Blackhawk Conference Room.


The media are invited to meet with Team officials from noon – 12:15 p.m. to discuss the RFRMT and its initiatives.


The Corps is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal, state and local agencies as a Regional Flood Risk Management Team providing a uniform approach across the Upper Mississippi River Basin in five states.  The team is an umbrella organization designed to look at flood plain management at a regional level and to collaboratively develop a regional approach to optional long-term flood risk reduction approaches, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life by minimizing damages and increasing safety.  Flood risk management is a shared responsibility and is a partnership among federal, state and local government agencies, local authorities and private landowners.


More information about  this interagency watershed initiative is available at  Additional information about FEMA is available at and the Corps of Engineers is available at

Release no. 10-09-42