Publications & resources

IAFSM Publications

Analysis of the 1991 and 1992 Floodproofing Open Houses

How to Conduct a Floodproofing Open House

Analysis of the IHDA Floodproofing Loan Program

Guide to Flood Protection in Northeastern Illinois

Designed to give the reader an overview of steps that can be taken to protect a property from damage from the type of surface water flooding and sewer backup that faces most of northeastern Illinois.

Copies of the "Guide..." can be provided in Microsoft Word to local officials who wish to reproduce it locally or to have a locally-tailored version.   

 Storms & Floods, Fall 2005

Intended to reach a wide audience of those interested in protecting people, property and natural functions from flood damage caused by nature and human development.

To request any of these IAFSM publications, call 630-443-8145 or email: IAFSM@illinoisfloods.org


2015 Illinois Flood Symposium

Report from the one day symposium hosted by The Illinois Association for Stormwater and Floodplain Management with the Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation to address flood risk in Illinois.

IL Flood Risk Symposium

IL Symposium Breakout Notes


Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Office of Water Resources Online Publications

Interactive maps, engineering reports, water allocation guidelines, dam safety reports, floodplain publications, and floodproofing guides.


Related Publications

A Guide to Public Alerts and Warnings for Dam and Levee Emergencies

The audience for this guidebook is people involved with providing emergency messages and information to the public during times of impending flooding from dams and levees.

FEMA Mitigation Publications Web URL's

Example plans for Floodplain Management Planning credit

This example booklet provides communities interested in Floodplain Management Planning credit, under the Community Rating System (CRS), detailed information into the planning process and procedures to make the plan successful. Provided by FEMA.

Protecting Floodplain Resources, A Guidebook for Communities, Federal Interagency Floodplain Management Task Force, 1995

Written to introduce local officials and citizens to natural resources in floodplains and to suggest strategies for wise management of those areas. Includes case studies. 40 pages. Available free from FEMA Publications, 800/480-2520.

Multi-Objective Management (M.O.M.) Resource Directory 

M.O.M. is a stand-alone, Windows-based database that contains more than 300 assistance programs offered by private, state, and federal sources. By typing in keywords, the user can locate information about relevant programs. This database is available free of charge from the National Park Service.

For additional information, contact David Thomson, Program Manager (Midwest Region), at Telephone: 402-661-1570, E-mail: dave_thomson@nps.gov, Address: Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, National Park Service, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, NE 68102.

Source: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service's Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (http://www.nps.gov/ncrc/programs/rtca/contactus/regions/midwest.html).

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