Completed: January 2020.
Funding: ASFPM Foundation.
Since the initial publication of the Flood Mapping for the Nation report in 2013, the report has been cited numerous times as part of other academic and congressional research and was directly quoted by Representative Maxine Waters (CA) in a letter to a congressional budget subcommittee to justify increased spending to $1.5 billion over 5 years for flood mapping (Rep. Waters’ Letter dated March 21, 2016).
ASFPM has been monitoring changes in technology, engineering and climate models, data, and unit costs (e.g. cost per stream mile for engineering studies) associated with flood hazard mapping along with the knowledge that more mapping has been completed. Given the changes and additional mapping completed since early 2013, an update to the Flood Mapping for the Nation report was undertaken in 2019 with funding support from the ASFPM Foundation. The target audience for the report was and still is federal policy- and decision-makers in congress and the executive branch.
Flood Mapping for the Nation (2020)
Flood Mapping for the Nation (2013)