Flood Hazard Reduction Program

Flood hazard reduction means taking action and making on-the-ground changes that reduce the chances that flood waters cause property damage or harm.  We can reduce the likelihood of harm occurring but not eliminate flood risks entirely. 

Flood Hazard Reduction Program Goals

  • Reduce future flood damages
  • Minimize expenditures to repair damaged areas
  • Evaluate alternatives to solve problems

Flood Hazard Reduction Program Project Examples

  • Construct setback levees and overflow spillways
  • Designate overflow corridors in over-bank areas
  • Acquire properties where repetitive flooding occurs

Flood Hazard Reduction Project Benefits

  • Problems are not transferred to another location within the basin 
  • Project implementation results in long-term flood damage reduction
  • Reduction in public expenditures throughout the basin

Floodplains by Design Program Goals