Resilience Initiative for Vermont Empowerment and Recovery (RIVER)

What is RIVER?

RIVER is a project dedicated to developing locally supported ideas for reducing flood damage. RIVER is focusing on several municipalities hit hard in 2023. Community discussions for this project are being led by the respective regional planning commissions in concert with the affected towns and other groups.

Persons with ideas or concerns about flooding in the RIVER project area can provide input through the participating regional planning commissions and local meetings, as well as by using this link.

Real problems require real solutions, and municipalities will be provided with engineering support. The culmination of RIVER will be a set of applications to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for projects in 2025 and beyond. Other locally led projects may also be developed. This project is funded by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board and Vermont Emergency Management, and managed by the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission.

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