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Current NH Floodplain Mapping Activities

Information about FEMA's floodplain mapping activities that are currently underway in New Hampshire.

Risk MAP Program

FEMA’s current mapping program is Risk MAP (Mapping, Assessment and Planning). The goal of Risk MAP is to provide a bridge between continuing improvements to flood hazard data and mapping, and the identification and broad understanding of flood and other natural hazards at the local and state level. The Risk MAP effort will strengthen partnerships with local communities as the emphasis is now on seeking innovative ways to identify hazards and weaving this information into the local and regional decision-making processes. The vision for Risk MAP is to deliver quality data that increases public awareness and leads to action that reduces risk to life and property.

To learn more about Risk MAP in New Hampshire, view the 2015 New Hampshire Risk MAP Business Plan pdf file.

FEMA Risk MAP Mapping Projects:

The list below includes Risk MAP mapping projects that are currently underway in New Hampshire.

FEMA Risk MAP Discovery Projects:

Discovery pdf fileis the first step in a Risk MAP project. The goal of Discovery is to work closely with communities to better understand local flood risk, mitigation efforts, and other topics and spark watershed-wide discussions about increasing resilience to flooding. The Discovery process of FEMA’s Risk MAP program helps communities identify areas at risk for flooding and solutions for reducing that risk. The list below includes Discovery projects that are currently underway in New Hampshire.

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NH Office of Strategic Initiatives
Governor Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park
Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor  |  107 Pleasant Street  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2155  |  fax: (603) 271-2615