New Water Talk Newsletter Available

A new edition of the Water Talk newsletter was recently published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on January 26th. Water Talk is issued 4 to 6 times per year, or approximately quarterly, and features updates on floodplain program news, funding, projects, events, and learning resources for local governments and others involved in floodplain and shoreland management. Find previous issues of Water Talk and learn more about the DNR’s floodplain program on their website.

The following topics addressed in the newsletter may be of particular interest to Know the Flow readers:

  • The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Conference is going virtual for 2021 (May 9-13). Scholarships are available for local officials to attend the conference. Click here to read the article.
  • Twin Cities Mississippi River HUC8 (includes a portion of Anoka County) – Local Official Flood Risk Review Meetings (click here for the full list):
    • Rice Creek Watershed District – 3/11/2021
    • Coon Creek Watershed District – 3/25/2021

There is a lot of other great content as well! Be sure to check out the full newsletter here. Below are all of the articles included in the January 2021 edition:

  • Register for CHAOS Meeting – Jan. 27, 1–2:30 PM
  • Sixth Time’s a Charm – Minnesota Legislature passes a record bonding bill
  • ASFPM Conference Going Virtual – May 9-13, 2021
  • Clearwater Creek (Itasca County) Road Crossing Stabilization Project
  • One Watershed One Plan Explained (in videos)
  • Executive Order 13690 Reinstated (Involves Requirements for Federally Funded Projects)
  • eLOMA: A Collaborative Tool for Licensed Professionals, Communities and FEMA
  • Elevation Certificate Video Series (by NFIP/CRS Program)
  • Trainings for NE Part of State: (1) Stream Crossings & (2) Culvert Inventory Tool
  • FEMA Map Status Listing
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