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Municipal Land Use Strategies for Improving Flood ResilienceOpen File / 1.53 mb
Date: 3/31/2017
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Description: This guidance document developed by STC provides ideas and resources to help local governments integrate flood hazards into local planning and land use management activities.
Flood Insurance Reforms - Who is AffectedOpen File / 177.01 kB
Date: 8/13/2014
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Description: Handout about changes to the National Flood Insurance Program that phase in higher flood insurance costs for about half of the policyholders in the STC region. This handout is intended to help people understand how these changes may affect them and what steps they can take.
Who Uses Stream Gauge Data?Open File / 959.71 kB
Date: 5/2/2014
Author: Thigpen, Janet

Presentation by STC Flood Mitigation Specialist at "Stream Gauges ~ Follow the Flow" Congressional Briefings on May 2, 2014 (hosted by the US Geological Survey). Ms. Thigpen stressed the importance of long-term stream gauge data and shared examples of how streamflow information is used in the STC region.

No Adverse Impact (NAI) Floodplain ManagementOpen File / 2.04 mb
Date: 11/12/2013
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Description: Powerpoint presentation that challenges communities to consider additional strategies for managing flood risks. No Adverse Impact is a "good neighbor" approach based on the premise that it is not right to transfer or worsen a flooding problem. No one has the right to use their property to harm other people. Any adverse impacts should either be avoided or mitigated.
FEMA Elevation CertificatesOpen File / 8.96 mb
Date: 6/9/2017
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Description: Presentation about use of FEMA's Elevation Certificate, which is used to document building elevations for flood insurance rating, determination of compliance with floodplain development standards, and map amendment requests.
Dredging: Is it a Good Solution to Flooding Problems?Open File / 196.24 kB
Date: 11/1/2012
Description: Fact sheet about the impact that dredging has on stream and river systems.
Floodproofing Information SheetsOpen File / 3.45 mb
Date: 1/4/2010
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Description: A series of eleven fact sheets provide basic information about different floodproofing techniques, how to evaluate floodproofing options, and where to go for additional information.
Special Report for Big Flats, NY Regarding Uses in the Recreation Conservation District and Conservation ZonesOpen File / 5.03 mb
Date: 12/18/2013
Description: Report analyzing the Recreation Conservation District and Conservation zones in the Town of Big Flats zoning regulations. Includes guidance about how the Conservation zone can be used to manage flood risks.
Stream Processes: A Guide to Living in Harmony with StreamsOpen File / 15.11 mb
Date: 12/1/2016
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Description: An illustrated educational booklet that provides a basic understanding of how streams work and the potential impacts of changes to a stream system.
Rethinking the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)Open File / 150.64 kB
Date: 1/27/2011
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Description: Position paper of the New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association (NYSFSMA) presents a comprehensve set of recommendations for reforming the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Although the NFIP has been successful in meeting a number of its original objectives, many Americans continue to build in at-risk locations and collective flood losses for the nation continue to increase.  In the first decade of this century, yearly flood losses have increased from $6 billion to $15 billion.  The NYSFSMA believes that it is time to take bold action and implement major revisions to all components of the National Flood Insurance Program:  mapping, floodplain management, and insurance.
Flood Mitigation Action Plan: Schuyler CountyOpen File / 5.29 mb
Date: 10/29/1999
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Flood Mitigation Action Plan: Town of AshlandOpen File / 1.72 mb
Date: 8/31/1999
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Flood Mitigation Action Plan: Town of Avoca, Town of Bath, and Village of BathOpen File / 2.36 mb
Date: 4/30/2001
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Flood Mitigation Action Plan: Town of Erin, Town of Van Etten, and Village of Van EttenOpen File / 1.65 mb
Date: 4/30/2001
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Flood Mitigation Action Plan: Town of Erwin and Town of CampbellOpen File / 3.03 mb
Date: 8/31/1999
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Flood Mitigation Action Plan, Hornell Area: City of Hornell, Village of North Hornell, Town of HornellsvilleOpen File / 2.53 mb
Date: 9/30/2002
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Flood Mitigation Action Plan: Town of Veteran & Village of MillportOpen File / 3.97 mb
Date: 9/30/1999
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Flood Mitigation Action Plan: Village of WellsburgOpen File / 1.82 mb
Date: 7/30/1999
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Reducing Flood Damage in the Southern Tier Central RegionOpen File / 524.37 kB
Date: 5/29/1998
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Description: Flood Recovery / Mitigation Economic Adjustment Strategy for the STC region.  Includes information about the history of flooding, history of flood mitigation, alternative flood damage reduction techniques, and recommendations for reducing the vulnerability of the Southern Tier Central Region to flood damages.
Preliminary Discharge Ratings for Meads Creek and Taft Road GaugesOpen File / 1.86 mb
Date: 5/31/2007
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Description: Low-flow discharge ratings for two stream gauges operated by Environmental Emergency Services on Meads Creek.  The rating indicates the discharge, or flow, associated with the stage, or water height, measured by the automated gauge.
Section 5: FLOOD HAZARDS (Susquehanna-Chemung Action Plan)Open File / 246.19 kB

Recommendations for addressing flood hazards.

Flood Attenuation Opportunities in the Elmira AreaOpen File / 9.58 mb
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Description: Guidance for identifying potential projects that enhance the ability of the watershed to absorb and store water.
Village of Addison Law Flood Damage Prevention (#2-1997)Open File / 86.63 kB
Date: 1/2/1997
Description: It is the purpose of this local law to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare, and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas by provisions designed to: 1) regulate uses which are dangerous to health, safety and property due to water or erosion hazards, or which result in damaging increases in erosion or in flood heights or velocities; 2) require that uses vulnerable to floods, including facilities which serve such uses, be protected against flood damage at the time of initial construction;
Village of Addison Flood Plain Regulations (#3-1981)Open File / 54.07 kB
Date: 1/2/1981

Control of flood plain development such as fill, dumping, storage of materials, structures, buildings and any other works which acting alone or in combination with other existing or future uses which will cause damaging flood heights and velocities by obstructing flows and reducing flood storage, and further, to: Protect human life and health, minimize property damage, minimize surface and groundwater pollution, provide public awareness of the flooding potential.

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