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DAM SAFETY, FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT

DCR Floodplain Management Services

The staff provides local officials with

  • Technical and planning assistance and information
  • Floodplain maps and mapping guidance
  • Model ordinances to communities interested in joining the NFIP, as well as to participating communities
  • Local ordinance review for NFIP compliance
  • Support for communities participating in or wishing to join the Community Rating System.

Program staff also provides information to

  • Homeowners
  • Business owners
  • Lenders
  • Professional land surveyors
  • Realtors
  • Insurance agents
  • Many others
  • Anyone who'd like training for an interested group

Training

DCR also conducts workshops on how to read and use flood maps, develop floodplain management strategies, comply with the NFIP, evaluate flood-proofing strategies and interpret ordinances.

Training schedule

No training is yet scheduled for 2015. DCR and FEMA will hold two sessions of the FEMA Course L273: Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program later this year. Check back soon for location, dates and a registration form.

Would you like training on a flood related topic? Just contact DCR staff. If enough people are interested in a given topic, staff will arrange a local training session.

For more information...

...about flooding issues, floodplain management or the National Flood Insurance Program, please call 804-371-6095 or write:

Department of Conservation and Recreation
Floodplain Management
600 E. Main St., 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Click here for specific staff contact information.