of State Floodplain Managers is an organization
of professionals involved in floodplain management, flood
hazard mitigation, the National Flood Insurance Program,
and flood preparedness, warning and recovery. The group
has become a respected voice in floodplain management practice
and policy in the United States because it represents the
flood hazard specialists of local, state and federal government,
the research community, the insurance industry, and the
fields of engineering, hydraulic forecasting, emergency
response, water resources, and others.
Department of Natural Resources/Office of Water Resources is the State Agency charged with managing the rivers, lakes,
and stream of Illinois. The IDRN/OWR has a variety to resources
to help local officials with floodplain management.
Hazards Center at the University of Colorado in
Boulder, is a national and international clearinghouse for
information on natural hazards and human adjustments to
hazards and disasters. The Center's prime goal is to increase
communication among hazard/disaster researchers and those
individuals, agencies, and organizations that are actively
working to reduce disaster damage and suffering.
Environmental Information Resources Center:
The George Washington University, through the Green University,
has established the NEIRC as a public service. The purpose
of the NEIRC is to provide one-stop, user-friendly access
to a broad range of information about environmental matters
maintained by hundreds of organizations around the globe.
The National Weather Service, Office of Hydrology: On
this web site, you will find the Low-Water Crossing Video
Tour, the Low-Water Crossing Driving Quiz and instructions
how to obtain a copy of the 8-1/2 minute video, "The
Hidden Danger, Low-Water Crossing". The video has been
highly acclaimed by emergency managers, rescue organizations,
driver training instructors, state and local highway, principals,
The Guide has information from more than 150 companies with
products and services in safety, emergency management, and
Louisiana Floods website of the Louisiana State
University's Extension has the nation's largest and most
up to date collection of links on floodproofing and other
flood protection information for homeowners.