The National Levee Challenge: Levees and the FEMA Flood Map Modernization Initiative

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This report, prepared by the Interagency Levee Policy Review Committee, contains a series of recommended actions for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mitigation Directorate to consider as a means of addressing the challenge of assessing the flood protection and risk-reduction capabilities of levee systems and accurately assessing the flood risk posed to citizens and property located in levee-impacted areas. In this report, the Committee: examines and recommends changes to current FEMA policies, as stated in the National Flood Insurance Program regulations and FEMA guidance documents; identifies outreach and public awareness challenges related to the remapping of levee-impacted areas and proposes approaches to deal with these challenges; and proposes cooperative development by FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of a Geographic Information System-based levee inventory.
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