FMA Program Activities in Nebraska
Other NDNR financed/administered
flood mitigation activities/programs
Fiscal Year 1997
City of Beatrice for the
acquisition of up to 8 flood-prone residential and 6 commercial structures
in the Big Blue floodplain/floodway. This project is being supplemented by
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds through the Nebraska Emergency
Management Agency. Beatrice has since become Nebraska's
first Project Impact community.
To the Nebraska Natural Resources Commission for the costs associated
with starting-up the FMA Program in Nebraska and to develop a State Flood
Fiscal Year 1998
City of Superior to assess
and identify the flood risk from Lost Creek, Republican River, unnamed
tributary through middle of town, and Blakely/Oak Creeks.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds were made available by the
Nebraska Department of Economic Development to supplement the FMA
Planning Grant funds for such an extensive study. Superior has since
become Nebraska's second Project Impact community.
City of Superior. To complete one reach of bank
stabilization along Lost Creek as identified in the
flood mitigation plan. In-kind services from the Nuckolls
County Highway Department will be used to provide the
25% non-federal match.
Fiscal Year 1999
City of Fort Calhoun. On August 5-6, 1999, ten inches of
rain fell in the Fort Calhoun area in less than 24 hours. Not only was
the large amount of rainfall causing problems, but the bluffs on the western
boundary of the City created a flash flood event which highlighted existing
drainage problems. This flood mitigation planning initiative was fortunate
in terms of timing because the City had already contracted with an engineering
firm for a drainage study. The drainage and flood planning studies will
Most of these funds will be used to supplement the 1997 FMA Project Grant for Beatrice, and
will be used to acquire and demolish more residences in the Big Blue River floodplain. The
remaining portion of these funds is being used to acquire and demolish a residence in Fort Calhoun
which was substantially damaged as a result of the flood event from August, 1999.
Fiscal Year 2000
City of North Platte. North Platte has 25% of Nebraska's flood insurance policies. The North Platte Flood Insurance Rate Map is also more than 20 years old and needs to be rechecked. With the funding assistance of North Platte's Economic Development Fund and in-kind services provided by Lincoln County Department of Roads, this plan will be the largest and most significant flood mitigation plan undertaken by the NDNR by far. The goal is to determine if some areas which are correct when they are currently shown as being in the floodplain. In addition, the planning document will be directly inserted into the City's Comprehensive Plan which is currently underway. The NDNR is also working directly with the City in developing a new, more effective and revamped floodplain management ordinance.
A portion of this grant will be used to pay the remaining portion of the Fort
Calhoun acquisition. Beatrice will receive funds for the acquisition of one additional residence.
Some project funds remain to be obligated.
Fiscal Year 2001
Nebraska Dept. of Natural Resources. The NDNR is completing an all-hazards mitigation plan for the City of Tecumseh.
Bank stabilization project in Tekamah, residential acquisitions in Cole Creek watershed of Omaha.
Fiscal Year 2002
Funds returned due to FEMA's new repetitive loss requirement.
Residential acquisitions in the Cole Creek watershed of Omaha.
Fiscal Year 2003
City of Valley for a drainage study as a portion of their larger all-hazards mitigation plan.
Funds returned due to FEMA's repetitive loss requirement.
Fiscal Year 2004
(Proposed) Stretch of Elkhorn River including King Lake area
Commercial acquisition(s) in the Big Blue River floodway of Beatrice.