The RRPC is collecting flood resiliency data.March 26,2014RRPC will gather
regional flood data
The Rutland Regional Planning Commission will begin to collect flood data for the Rutland region.
The work will focus on Act 16, which requires a “Flood Resilience Element” to be included municipal and regional plans.
The RRPC will consult with the state Rivers Program to research flood hazards in Vermont to develop a flood resilience element for its regional plan. The RRPC will also work with all 27 municipalities in the region to complete a flood resilience plan checklist.
This preliminary checklist provides a menu of steps that could be taken to improve flood resiliency and is intended to help a municipality get started in a self-assessment. The RRPC will also hold a training workshop to inform local officials about flood resiliency.
Towns may use the study results in identifying vulnerable areas and to enhance their basic emergency plans, hazard mitigation plans and town plans. The RRPC will integrate the results into the regional plan.
The project is funded by federal Clean Water Act.MORE IN This Just InTOWNSHEND — A 26-year-old Townshend man shot his off-again, on-again girlfriend late... Full StoryA meeting of all Rutland Plywood employees is scheduled for 1 p.m. today. Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Jim Jeffords' legacy, Brandon takes a few questions about proposed budget, beleaguered city playground likely to move, woman awakes to find strange man with knives standing at her bedside.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Former U.S. Senator James Jeffords dies Monday in Washington D.C., a local man is beaten and robbed while walking on West Street, Clarendon sets a tax rate and Brandon convenes an informational public meeting about its budget.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1915, the New York World publishes scoop: Thom. Edison diverts chemical from war production to help German pharmaceutical company make aspirin; on this day in 1935, Will Rogers, Wiley Post die in Alaska plane crash.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: State panel briefed on smuggling drugs into prisons; new French-German documentary about Vermont's heroin addiction; solar project at Vets Home falls apart; update dispute between Open Door Mission and treatment center.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Climatologists might not know as much about El Nino as they thought they knew. New studies show 10,000 years ago, El Nino was active, and polar ice sheets were rapidly melting — just like today.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: State colleges get a budget cut break, vandals spray paint Wallingford basketball court, state's attorney will replace lost deputies, cop lawsuit proceeds, Mendon mini-golf proposal makes headway.