The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) established the National Flood Risk Management Program in May 2006 for the purpose of integrating and synchronizing USACE flood risk management programs and activities, both internally and with counterpart activities of the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), other Federal agencies, state organizations and regional and local agencies.
Some of the specific goals of the National Flood Risk Management Program include:
- Providing current and accurate floodplain information to the public and decision makers.
- Identifying and assessing flood hazards posed by aging flood damage reduction infrastructure.
- Improving public awareness and comprehension of flood hazards and risk.
- Integrating flood damage and flood hazard reduction programs across local, state and federal agencies.
- Improving capabilities to collaboratively deliver and sustain flood damage reduction and flood hazard mitigation services to the nation.
As part of our ongoing effort to communicate risks to the system from the 2011 floods, a mapping tool was created called CorpsMap which identifies critical risk areas and links those areas to site information papers.