Flood Mitigation

Flood Mitigation

Since 1996, the City of Lander, Fremont County Commissioners, Popo Agie Conservation District (PACD), and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), along with participating agencies, have been working on a Flood Protection Plan for the Lander area based on FEMA’s (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Flood Insurance Rate Map.

Utilizing NRCS funding, a draft plan was created but before any project implementation was performed, two major events happened which significantly impacted the plan: FEMA revised their requirements and Lander experienced extensive flooding in 2010 and 2017. We needed to to re-evaluate the plan in light of the changes. Since NRCS no longer has funding authority to complete this re-evaluation, the project sponsors (City, County, and PACD) entered into a contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to perform a Section 205 Flood Risk Management Study. A final report listing the flood risks and potential mitigation alternatives is due in the Spring of 2020.

Although PACD has been involved in this flood mitigation effort for over 20 years, The City of Lander currently is the lead agency. Please contact them at 307-332-2870 if you have questions regarding flood mitigation for our community.

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