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SEE Safe Hydrologic Hazards

What is it?

Natural hazards in the North Central Texas region have historically caused significant disasters with losses of life, property and natural resources damage, including six of the top ten costliest weather hazard events in Texas. Since 1950 these disasters resulted in insured losses of over four billion dollars. In 2004 NCTCOG conducted a detailed multi-hazard risk assessment process known as HazMAP that identified the hydrological hazards that this region will likely face over the next 30 years.

As a result of the HazMAP findings and forewarnings the NCTCOG developed a document titled Mitigation Strategies for Hydrologic Hazards: Top Ten Priority Actions to the Year 2010, otherwise known as the “10 by 2010 Action Plan”. Implementation of the multi-jurisdictional strategies outlined in the "10 by 2010 Plan" will be guided by a Regional Hydrologic Hazard Mitigation Coordinatting Council (RHHMCC) made up of local governments and state and federal stakeholders. The plan details the following four specific hydrologic mitigation goals and corresponding cooperative actions to promote SAFE regional environmental corridors:

Goals and Actions:

Better understand the hydrologic risks within the corridors

  1. Prevent a Disaster … Live Happily Ever After … provide coordinated regionwide training and expanded public outreach on flooding/hydrologic risks
  2. HazMAP … facilitate the development, maintenance and implementation of community hazard mitigation action plans across the region
  3. TRIN … improve decision-making tools for mapping and modeling hydrologic hazards through a coordinated Trinity River Information Network (TRIN)

Stabilize the hydrologic risks

  1. Non-NFIP > NFIP > NFIP Plus … increase community and citizen participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
  2. CDC … continue the Corridor Development Certificate (CDC) process along the primary corridors, and expand the CDC criteria into watersheds where merited
  3. Failure is Not an Option … protect existing dams and levees with regular safety assessments and ongoing maintenance

Reduce the hydrologic risks

  1. No RLF …eliminate or elevate repetitive loss properties through a cooperative “No RLP” regional initiative
  2. CRS 30 …increase active participation in the Community Rating System to at least 30 communities
  3. iSWM … implement “integrated Storm Water Management” for construction and new development/redevelopment

Better understand, stabilize & reduce the risks

  1. Trinity River COMMON VISION/Upper Trinity River Feasibility Study (UTRFS) … undertake a variety of 50/50 local/federal cost share projects towards meeting the safe, clean & green goals

Download the full document [PDF]

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