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Around the Watershed

FEMA Sending Notifications on Flood Insurance Changes

In 2014, the Home­owner Flood Insur­ance Afford­abil­ity Act (HFIAA) was signed into law. Part of the leg­is­la­tion requires that FEMA com­mu­ni­cate flood risk deter­mi­na­tions to indi­vid­ual prop­erty own­ers. FEMA is cur­rently review­ing every flood insur­ance pol­icy and will be writ­ing to all National Flood Insur­ance Pro­gram (NFIP) pol­icy hold­ers to explain the cur­rent risk level for […]

AWSMP Announces 2016 SMIP Awards

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram (AWSMP) awarded $516,602 in 2016 to sup­port stream man­age­ment imple­men­ta­tion. The Stream Man­age­ment Imple­men­ta­tion Pro­gram funds were awarded for projects to com­plete stream-related infra­struc­ture improve­ments, com­mu­nity flood mit­i­ga­tion plan­ning, stream and flood­plain man­ager train­ing, and research and mon­i­tor­ing in sup­port of stream man­age­ment. The most recent awards were reviewed and […]

Shandaken-Allaben Local Flood Analysis Kick-Off

Tues­day, Decem­ber 20 at 6:30pm at the Shan­daken Town Hall is the first pub­lic meet­ing to kick-off a Local Flood Analy­sis in the ham­lets of Allaben and Shan­daken in the Town of Shan­daken. Res­i­dents are encour­aged to join the Shan­daken Flood Com­mit­tee (aka “SAFARI”) as they begin the detailed flood analy­sis for the ham­lets. Work­ing with SAFARI, con­sult­ing firm Milone and MacBroom […]

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