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District of Columbia team that manages flood risks is recognized nationally

A District of Columbia interagency team that manages flood risks, known as the DC Silver Jackets, was recognized as state team of the year during a national workshop in St. Louis, March 2, 2017. The DC Silver Jackets leverages resources to identify and implement comprehensive, resilient, and sustainable solutions to reduce flood risks around the flood-prone District. There are active Silver Jackets teams in 47 states, plus the District, and the program is sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [Read More]
Published: Mar-03-17

New online maps show storm-based flood potential along Potomac, Anacostia rivers

New digital maps allow government leaders, emergency managers, and the public to view potential flood impacts during high-water events along the Potomac and Anacostia rivers throughout the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and nearby communities. The maps are now live on the National Weather Service’s web site. [Read More]
Published: Nov-21-16

Baltimore Distict prepares for heavy rain, winds

The Baltimore District is preparing for potential flooding and emergency support to the Susquehanna River and Potomac River watersheds in anticipation of heavy rains and the effects of Hurricane Joaquin. With costal flood risk management projects in Ocean City, Maryland, along with 16 reservoirs and nearly 150 miles of levees throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia, Corps officials are taking measures to reduce the risk of flooding to communities throughout the region. [Read More]
Published: Oct-02-15

New inter-agency team starts work on innovative online flood mapping tool for Washington D.C.

The Corps is among a newly-formed inter-agency team starting work on a $291,000 online mapping tool project that will help government leaders, emergency managers, and the public better predict flood impacts during high-water events in the D.C. metropolitan area. This tool will provide two sets of maps: one that shows predicted riverine flooding along the Potomac River, and another that shows predicted tidal/storm surge flooding along the Potomac and Anacostia rivers. [Read More]
Published: Sep-19-14