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ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION 

FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 
101 E. Capitol, Suite 350, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201  501-682-1611
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COOPERATIVE TECHNICAL PARTNERSHIP (CTP)
AND RISK MAP

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

The State of Arkansas has had major disaster declarations for flooding events during each of the last five years, including 2014, except 2012.  Since 1990, there have been declarations of major disasters in the state every year except for 1993, 1995, 2000, 2007, and 2012).  For this and many reasons the State is compelled to take a larger role in the identification, management, and mitigation of risk in Arkansas and we believe that by committing to work with FEMA as a Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) we will both accomplish more and accomplish it in a more efficient manner.  In September of 2011 Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) and FEMA Region 6 executed the Cooperating Technical Partnership Agreement. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 FEMA initiated Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) to deliver quality data that increase public awareness and lead to action that reduces risk to life and property. ANRC will now serve as a partner to FEMA in the performance of select Risk MAP activities and firmly establish a unified front of FEMA and the State for all of the communities of Arkansas. This Arkansas Risk MAP Multi-Year Business Plan (2012 – 2016) provides the initial framework for performing and accomplishing Risk MAP in Arkansas..

 

VISION

 

It is the intent of the State of Arkansas, through the CTP Program, to work with FEMA through the Risk MAP program to identify, mitigate, and manage the natural hazard risks in our state through sound science and engineering practices and effective communication so that all of our citizens are aware of the potential risks in their communities.

 

CAPABILITIES

 

ANRC is the CTP Program Manager, providing coordination and leadership for successful implementation of the Risk MAP grant program throughout the State of Arkansas. Mr. Mike Borengasser, the current NFIP Coordinator, is serving as the CTP Coordinator.  Mr. Borengasser has a long-standing relationship with FEMA Region 6 and is a standing member of the Arkansas Floodplain Management Association board.

 

ANRC has been a proactive state agency since 1963, establishing relationships with local communities, regional planning organizations, other state agencies, the federal agencies, and individual Arkansans. ANRC routinely participates on state committees and commissions related to water and the environment as a member, advisor, or chair agency. These activities allow access to local knowledge that aids in making informed decisions about current conditions, the quality of the available data, and the needs of the communities. ANRC has a vested interest in increasing public awareness and reducing the risk of every Arkansan.

 

Risk MAP Products

Including Maps, Reports and Databases

available on the FEMA Map Services Center site: Map Service Center

 

Select "Search All Products" and go to the county of interest. If there are Risk MAP products, they will be listed.  

 


Base Level Engineering
A new versatile product for estimating base flood elevations and more.

Base Level Engineering (BLE) Fact Sheet

Presentation  demonstrating the meaning and uses of BLE


FEMA BFE Estimator Viewer using BLE data

Estimated BFE Viewer

Important Risk Map Documents


Risk MAP Multi-Year Business Plan

Update December 21, 2016
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5th Annual State Partnership Meeting

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Upper Saline Watershed

Discovery Report

Click here to download report

 


Bayou Meto Watershed

Discovery Report

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Lake Conway-Point Remove Watershed

   1. Engagement Plan/Pre-Discovery Report

Click here to download report

   2. Discovery Report

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3. Map 

 



Illinois River Watershed

1. Engagement Plan/Pre-Discovery Report

Click here to download report

2. Map

 


Bayou Bartholomew Watershed

1. Engagement Plan/Pre-Discovery Report

Click here to download report

2. Map

 


Big Watershed

1. Engagement Plan/Pre-Discovery Report

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2. Map

 


L'Anguille Watershed

1. Flood Risk Report

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2. Map

 


Cache Watershed

1. Flood Risk Report

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2. Map

 


Lower St. Francis Watershed

1. Flood Risk Report

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2. Map