Smarter Floodplain Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smarter Floodplain Management 

Helping Cities and Counties Choose Flood-, Fish-, and Farm-Friendly Approaches to Floodplain Management

 

Photos / The Wetlands Conservancy

December 2018

In 2014, Willamette Partnership and its partners from The Freshwater Trust, City of Portland, and Portland State University started a collaborative effort to improve floodplain management for the benefit of farms, cities, and fish. Our group was awarded a National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant to build a toolbox that could help local governments manage their floodplains to reduce the risk of flooding and improve floodplain health.

Products of this work include:

Helping Cities and Counties Choose Flood-, Fish-, and Farm-Friendly Approaches to Floodplain Management

A Proposed Policy Approach for Smarter Floodplains Management in Oregon

Smart Floodplain Management in Oregon

Technical Tools to Support Floodplain Management

Flood Attenuation Impact Mitigation (FAIM) Tool

Flood Attenuation Impact Mitigation (FAIM) Tool User Guide

Restoration Enhancement Modeling Tool User Guide

Floodplain Technical Tools Review

Local Options for Smarter Floodplain Management

“Salmon-Friendlier” Development Model Flood Ordinance 

Flood Management in Oregon Community Comprehensive Plans

This material is based upon work supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (#69-3A75-14-242).

Generous support was also provided by Meyer Memorial Trust, MJ Murdock Memorial Trust, Bullitt Foundation, and the City of Portland. City of Portland, The Freshwater Trust, Wolf Water Resources, and Portland State University contributed to the development of these products.

There’s a smarter way to manage floodplains.

LEARN ABOUT OUR WORK ON FLOODPLAINS