Water Talk Newsletter – March 2021: Spring Training, MN Groundwater Provinces, and More

A new edition of the Water Talk newsletter was published this week by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Water Talk is issued 4 to 6 times per year with the support of a FEMA Community Assistance Program – State Support Service Element (CAP-SSSE) grant. The newsletter 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 (may need to scroll) and learn more about the DNR’s floodplain program on their website.

Highlights of the March 2021 edition include:

  • A virtual “Spring Series” of floodplain and shoreland training opportunities. The series is already in full swing, so be sure to check it out in the newsletter! Each session is only 1 hour. The sessions are free, but be sure to register. Target audiences include local zoning and engineering officials, consulting engineers and planners, watershed officials, surveyors, state and federal agency staff involved in related programs, etc. Many of the sessions may also be of interest to elected or appointed officials and interested citizens.
  • A piece on the updated Minnesota Groundwater Provinces map, which summarizes aquifer and groundwater resource differences at the regional level. Click here to read it.
  • Reminder: Scholarships available for local officials to attend the virtual Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFM) conference May 9-13, 2021.
  • Updated FEMA Technical Bulletins 3 & 6

Be sure to check out the full newsletter here! Below is a full list of all topics covered in the March 2021 Water Talk newsletter:

  • Virtual Floodplain & Shoreland Training “Spring Series”
  • Got the Spring Planting Bug? BWSR Pollinator Resources are Here to Help
  • Minnesota’s Groundwater Provinces
  • ASFPM Conference Going Virtual – May 9-13, 2021
  • Thinking About Summer Projects? Join the April 15 CHAOS Meeting
  • FEMA Releases Technical Bulletin 3 & 6 Updates
  • County Groundwater Atlas Updates
  • Great Lakes Communities – Complete Survey by April 30 to Help Guide Future Protection Efforts
  • FEMA Map Status Listing
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