Analysis of the IHDA Floodproofing Loan Program
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.
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.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Interactive maps, engineering reports, water allocation guidelines, dam safety reports, floodplain publications, and floodproofing guides.
FEMA Releases Updates to NFIP Technical Bulletins 1 and 5 (March 25, 2020)
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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).
Illinois NLRS Stormwater Resource Repository
The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (Illinois NLRS or the Strategy)is a framework for using science, technology and industry experience to assess and reduce nutrient loss to Illinois waters and the Gulf of Mexico. The Strategy builds upon existing programs to optimize nutrient loss reduction while promoting increased collaboration, research, and innovation among the private sector, academia, non-profits, wastewater agencies, and state and local government. Below are links to the strategy document and agency web sites.
Excess nutrients originate from sources ranging from wastewater treatment effluent to agricultural runoff to urban stormwater. The Strategy established an Urban Stormwater Working Group (USWG) to address the latter. USWG members have compiled an extensive resource list that covers a wide range of topics including data and tools, green infrastructure BMP design, education, and policy. Click here to access the list.
Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Illinois Depart of Agriculture
Illinois Council on Best Management Practices