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1 Cooperating Technical Partner Business Plan State of Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Water Resources University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute Illinois State Water Survey December 2015

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3 Contents Executive Summary...1 Introduction...1 Purpose of the Plan...1 Cooperating Technical Partners Coordination...1 Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Water Resources...2 Structure and Programs...2 Capabilities and Resources...2 Project Activities...7 Non-Structural...7 Structural Current CTP Activities Illinois State Water Survey Structure and Programs Capabilities and Resources Project Activities Related to Flood Risk Current CTP Activities Illinois Flood Risk Identification Status Countywide Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps Risk Mapping Assessment and Planning (MAP) Summary of Coordinated Study Needs System Data Study Needs Identified through Discovery Methodology State of Illinois Goals and Activities IDNR/OWR FFY2015 Proposed CTP Projects IDNR/OWR - FEMA Partnership Programmatic Funding Requests ISWS-FEMA Partnership Programmatic Funding Requests Discovery Priority Streams for Hydrologic and Hydraulic Studies FFY Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Studies Action Mitigation Conclusion i

4 Figures Figure 1. INDR Ongoing Structural Projects, Buyouts and Mitigation Opportunities Identified via Discovery Figure 2. CHAMP Organizational Char Figure 3. DFIRM status in Illinois as of December Figure 4. Lidar status in Illinois as of December Figure 5. Risk MAP in Illinois Figure 6. Summary of Stream Miles Figure 7. CNMS Stream Centerlines Validation Status Figure 8. Availability of LiDAR in Counties Lacking DFIRMs Figure 9. HUC8 Watershed Federal Fiscal Year Figure 10. Upper Sangamon Reaches Tables Table 1. Ongoing Mitigation Projects...8 Table 2. Community Buyout Needs Identified Through Discovery...9 Table 3. Illinois State Water Survey Website Pages Table 4. Summary of Current County Specific Projects Table 5. Summary of Current HUC8 Projects Table 6a. LiDAR Status for Counties without Funded DFIRM Table 6b. LiDAR Status for Counties with Preliminary DFIRM Table 7. Stream Miles of Concern from Discovery Table 8. Streams of Concern Categorization - Illinois Table 9. Discovery 5 Year Plan Table 10. Sangamon River Study Needs Table 11. Summations of Mitigation Projects Identified Through Discovery and Action Discovery ii

5 Executive Summary This 2015 Illinois Business Plan serves as the State of Illinois notice of interest to continue its participation as a Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and perform work under FEMA s Flood Hazard Mitigation, National Flood Insurance, and Mapping Programs through its Department of Natural Resources, Office of Water Resources (INDR/OWR) and the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois. This State of Illinois plan is intended to continue the terms of the April 28, 2004 FEMA/IDNR CTP agreement and the September 9, 2013 FEMA/ISWS CTP agreement. As statewide CTPs, IDNR/OWR and ISWS are prepared to continue to work with FEMA to identify flood hazard risks, communicate those flood hazard risks, identify means to reduce flood hazard risks and implement those means to help FEMA meet its national goals. The State of Illinois Business Plan describes the realigned structure of the INDR/OWR including its current programs, capabilities and resources, CTP activities, project activities and goals. This plan describes the structure, capabilities, and current projects of the ISWS. This plan provides the status of Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (MAP) in Illinois as well as the short-term and long-term state goals in this regard. Introduction Illinois is mostly bordered by large rivers, and water from 24 states enters or flows along these Illinois boundaries. Illinois also has one of the largest inland systems of rivers, lakes, and streams in the entire nation, and flood disasters are a common occurrence in the state. While Illinois previously ranked in the top ten states for flood insurance claims, strong state and local regulations that protect property in potential flood damage areas and efforts to move homes and businesses out of harm s way have removed it from the top ten. Even so, substantial flood damages still remain in Illinois. Therefore, as the primary floodplain management agency in Illinois, IDNR/OWR is committed to maintaining an aggressive floodplain management regulatory program and flood mitigation program supported by quality flood hazard maps and other data to continue to reduce flood risk within the state. Purpose of the Plan The State of Illinois Cooperating Technical Partner Business Plan is a joint plan prepared by IDNR/OWR and ISWS. It defines the existing structure and capabilities of INDR/OWR and ISWS and outlines current programs, program goals, activities, needs, challenges, and priorities related to flood risk identification and reduction. Cooperating Technical Partners Coordination The IDNR/OWR and ISWS work closely together to provide improved flood information for communities and property owners. IDNR/OWR is responsible for managing the state s river, lakes and streams. The IDNR/OWR relies upon the ISWS for their expertise in risk identification and mapping services. The IDNR/OWR and ISWS will coordinate activities in order to make the most efficient use of FEMA grant dollars in the process of eliminating flood risks and providing the citizens of Illinois with accurate documentation of the residual flood risks. 1

6 Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Water Resources Structure and Programs IDNR/OWR is responsible for managing the state s river, lakes and streams. The Office of Water Resources is also the lead state agency for water resources planning, navigation, floodplain management, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), water supply, drought, and interstate organizations on water resources. Interagency duties include the state water plan, drought response, flood emergency situation reports, the comprehensive review of Illinois water use law, and evaluation of national water policy. The primary capital activity of the office is in the area of urban flood damage reduction with assistance to units of local government through planning, design, construction, regulations, and financial assistance. The urban program also features the acquisition of flood prone homes and businesses. The office administers regulatory programs over construction in the floodways of rivers, lakes, and streams; construction in the shorewaters of Lake Michigan; construction and operation of dams; construction in public bodies of water; diversion of water from Lake Michigan; and withdrawal of water from Lake Shelbyville, Carlyle Lake, and Rend Lake. Office personnel operate the William G. Stratton lock and dam on the Fox River, the Sinnissippi Dam on Rock River, and other state-owned facilities. The office sponsors water resources research and operates stream gauging stations, flood gauges, and lake water stage recorders in cooperation with federal, state, and local cooperators. The office gathers water resource data prior, during and following a flood or other disaster and disseminates data to various state and local agencies while serving as a Technical Liaison to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). IDNR, Office of Water Resources goals include: Public Safety Flood Risk Reduction Floodplain Management Flood Risk Identification and Mapping Stormwater Management Capabilities and Resources Staff levels and personal services accounts in the Office of Water Resources for FY-2015 are critically low. To remain on-track to complete the state s fiscal year within a very limited budget, the Office of Water Resources has deferred all hiring of required new staff and necessary internal promotions. While the Office of Water Resources still intends to staff additional levee safety, engineering studies, engineering design, floodplain management, mapping coordination and mapping study review positions, the unplanned shortfalls in FY-2015 personal services accounts have hindered the office s ability to increase staffing. Due to attrition and unfilled vacancies, existing onboard staffing levels are 25% lower than staffing levels necessary to maintain the existing work load and do not consider any necessary program expansions. Staff work 2

7 assignments are often adjusted to service critical objectives of the office. Further budget cuts may be considered for FY To help streamline program management, the IDNR/OWR is realigning its organization into two divisions, the Division of Resource Management and the Division of Capital Programs. Division of Resource Management (Manager Loren Wobig, P.E., CFM) Northern Illinois Regulatory Section (Manager Gary Jereb, P.E.) This Section is responsible for enforcing higher standards for floodplain management in the metropolitan Chicago counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will. Its staff of six engineers and one administrative assistant reviews applications for permits for construction of dams, other construction in stream floodways, and activities in and along public water bodies. This section reviews approximately 150 floodway and dam safety permit applications annually on average. It also assists with the coordination of the NFIP and administers a program through which local governments are delegated authority to approve projects under the state s floodway construction rules. There are 51 communities within the six-county Chicago metro region (3708 rules area) that have been delegated INDR/OWR s regulatory authority, including DuPage County. These communities are authorized to complete their own review of proposed floodway activities and issue permits to applicants that comply with existing state and local standards (3708 rules). The Northern Illinois Section is currently conducting audits of these delegated communities to assure that all terms of the IDNR/OWR s delegation are being enforced properly prior to recertification of these communities by the Department. Staff 5 Engineers (1 CFM, 2 Licensed Professional Engineers, 2 Engineer-In-Training) 1 Engineer on Non-Work Related Disability 1 Secretarial Downstate Regulatory Section (Manager Mike Diedrichsen, P.E.) This section is responsible for enforcing higher standards for floodplain management in Illinois except for the six-county metropolitan area covered by the Northeastern Illinois Regulatory Section. Its staff of six engineers and one administrative assistant reviews applications for permits for construction of dams, other construction in stream floodways, and activities in and along public water bodies. It also assists with the coordination of the NFIP as necessary. This section reviews approximately 325 floodway and dam safety permit applications annually on average. Staff 5 Engineers (3 CFMs, 3 Licensed Professional Engineers (PE), 2 Engineer-In-Training) 1 Secretarial Dam Safety Program (Manager Paul Mauer, P.E.) This Section is responsible for regulating all jurisdictional dams in the state of Illinois. In addition to maintaining an inventory of all Class 1 (high hazard), Class 2 (medium hazard) and Class 3 (low hazard) dams in the state, this section is responsible for monitoring all dam safety 3

8 inspections, emergency action plans, and operation and maintenance manuals in the state. This Section also conducts dam site inspections as required by FEMA and recently has been required to inspect coal ash impoundments statewide as well. Staff 1 Engineer (PE) Statewide Programs Section (Manager Paul Osman, CFM) This statewide section administers the FEMA/CAP Program and coordinates the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This includes outreach and training efforts with local officials, bankers, lenders, and professional associations. This section conducts floodplain management training workshops statewide (12 in 2014), community assessment visits (40 in 2014), ordinance reviews (48 in 2014) and a myriad of other legislative, disaster response, FEMA Risk Map and Corps of Engineers coordination activities (126 other coordination meetings in 2014). The office also coordinates with the CRS program in Illinois. Illinois now has 57 communities in CRS with an average rating of Class 6. One community (Ottawa) is expected to soon become a Class 2 community. The IDNR/OWR also administers a non-structural Flood Hazard Mitigation Program, which purchases and removes repetitively flood damaged structures. This program is used as global match to allow communities to take advantage of matching FEMA mitigation programs. IDNR/OWR also coordinates floodplain mapping study reviews, approves stream discharges used for regulatory programs, and assists regional stormwater management program. This Section also reviewed 20 studies, 50 Letters of Map Amendment, and several miscellaneous submittals related to the mapping program in the last year. This section also maintains a summary table on the IDNR/OWR website to track the status of current study review requests, map revision requests, and discharge certification requests. Staff 1 Floodplain Manager 2 Engineers Lake Michigan Management Program (Manager Dan Injerd) This section is responsible for enforcing and regulating higher standards in Illinois Public Water construction in the Chicago Metro area and managing all Lake Michigan activities related to the public bed and public water trust doctrine of the lake including management of water allocation from the lake in accordance with the international Great Lakes settlement. Staff in this section work closely with the Illinois Zone Coastal Management Group and other state and federal agencies associated with Lake Michigan. Staff 1 Program Manager 1 Engineer 1 Part time Secretary Work is taking place to create a Water Allocation Program (Public Service Administrator position) and an entry level Lake Michigan Management Program Engineer (Civil Engineer Trainee). 4

9 Levee Safety Program (not yet established) This Section is responsible for the maintaining a database of all levees in the state of Illinois and coordinating levee safety and mapping issues with FEMA and the Corps of Engineers National Levee Safety Program. Division of Capital Programs (Manager Rick Gosch P.E.) Engineering Studies Section (Manager Rita Lee, P.E., CFM) This section is responsible for: Hydraulic, hydrologic, economic and legal analyses of water resource projects that includes flood control, water supply, recreational and environmental enhancements Coordination with United States Geological Survey for operations of 80 (+/-) stream gages throughout the state Flood surveillance activities that includes situation reports to IEMA and others that are developed using internet provides data and supplemented with field data from OWR staff when appropriate Daily operational guidance to OWR staff operating Stratton Lock and Dam Staff 1 Secretarial 7 Engineers (5 PE, 4 CFM, 2 EIT) 1 Publications Specialist Technical Services Section (Manager Lee Woodward, PLS). This section is responsible for: Acquisition, analysis and mapping of topographic, property and bathymetric surveys of rivers, lakes, streams and other areas of interest such as roads and structures Acquisition, analysis and documentation of stream flow and stage information using stream flow meters, digital recording gages, staff gages and crest stage gages Acquisition and preparation of LiDAR data for use by others in OWR and IDNR Development of GIS products and GIS support Staff 1 Land Surveyor (PLS) 1 GIS Analyst (PG) 4 Engineering Technicians (field) Design Section (Manager Ted Montrey P.E., S.E.) This section is responsible for: Development of plans and specifications for OWR construction projects Technical support for construction of OWR and OWR-funded projects Technical support on various statewide committees (Illinois Urban Manual Technical Review Committee and IDOT s Low Water Crossing Research Panel) Technical support for OREP Projects Staff 1 Secretarial 2 Engineers (2 PE, 1SE) 5

10 2 Engineering Technicians (office) Michael Baker, Jr. Consultants Construction Section (Manager Rick Pohlman P.E.) This section is responsible for construction supervision and administration of IDNR/OWR projects. Staff 1 Section Manager (PE) 1 Construction Engineer V3 Consultants Operations Section (Manager Amy Giesing P.E.,) This section is responsible for: Installation, maintenance and removal of buoys and warning signs at 22 dams on the Fox, Rock, Kankakee and Vermillion Rivers and Salt Creek Installation, maintenance and removal of navigational buoys on the Fox River from Johnsburg to Algonquin Inspection and maintenance of all OWR owned facilities Construction of small scale OWR projects such as dam removals Collection of weather information for the national weather service at Stratton Dam Operation of the Sinnissippi Dam on the Rock River and the Stratton Dam on the Fox River to maintain water levels and minimize flooding Operation of the lock at Stratton Dam for boaters. The lock is open seven days a week from May 1 to October 31. Inspection of Flood Relief (FR) projects constructed by OWR to insure local agencies are operating and maintaining them appropriately Coordination with the Fox Waterway Agency for dredging related projects to maintain navigational depths in the Chain O Lakes Staff 1 Engineer (PE) 1 Field Maintenance Supervisor 1 State Facilities Maintainer 1 Dam Supervisor 1 Lock Master 1 Assistant Lock Master 4 Lock and Dam Tenders 6

11 Project Activities Non-Structural Delegated Community Audits There are 51 communities within the six-county Chicago metro region (3708 rules area) that have been delegated OWR s regulatory authority including DuPage County. These communities are authorized to complete their own review of proposed floodplain activities and issue permits to applicants that comply with existing state and local standards (3708 rules). The Northern Illinois Section is currently conducting audits of these delegated communities to assure that all terms of the IDNR s delegation are being enforced properly. Regulations Updates Both regulatory sections are working to revamp the current statewide and regional permits to consolidate similar authorizations and possibly eliminate others based on new permit application review fees. Both sections will also be working to assure that any policies created by statewide, general or regional permits are included in the administrative rules. The Downstate regulatory section is working to amend the Part 3700 Administrative Rules to change the worst case analysis for floodwalls and levees to reflect limiting our regulatory authority to the 500-year frequency flood event profile. The Downstate Regulatory Section has developed draft Technical Guidelines to assist applicants seeking IDNR authorization for proposed floodway activities under the Part 3700 Administrative Rules and help streamline the application review process timeline. This draft publication is currently undergoing peer review (both internal and external) to refine and improve the publication. The Division of Resource Management began collecting permit application fees effective January 15, 2014 and has worked the department s IT Section to create a site for on-line payment of permit application review fees via credit card or e-check. Assessment of Conveyance only Floodway Mapping Community Compliance: Part 3708 Administrative Rules provides for Conveyance Only Floodway (90% floodplain storage not preserved in the designated floodway) delineation mapping in any community (ies) that agrees to regulate and preserve all floodplain storage within the specially designated mapping reach. The Statewide Programs Section is conducting a floodplain storage audit of these specially mapped communities in the six-county Chicago Metro area to assess compliance with the storage preservation requirements established in accordance with the terms of the existing IDNR agreement with these communities. Failure to comply with the terms of the Conveyance Only Floodway Agreement results in the limited floodway maps being rescinded and replaced with either previous storage floodway mapping or consideration of the entire floodplain floodway for regulatory purposes. 7

12 Flood Hazard Mitigation The IDNR/OWR Flood Hazard Mitigation program is focused on assisting Illinois communities implement flood damage reduction projects and creating open space. IDNR can purchase real property mobile homes are excluded. Operates independent of, or provides cost share assistance with, other state or federal mitigation programs. Projects are selected based on the overall benefit to the State of Illinois. Operates as an IDNR/OWR reimbursement program, not a grant program. Community must pay all expenses and request reimbursement from OWR for the expenses related directly to the project. Table 1. Ongoing Mitigation Projects Project Location IDNR/OWR Funding Alexander County $5,000,000 DuPage County $277,500 McHenry County $1,100,000 City of Des Plaines $1,925,000 Village of Pearl City $2,145,000 Gallatin County $297,000 Total $10,744,500 In 2014, IDNR mitigation funding leveraged the buyout of 241 additional structures using FEMA global match. Future projects include City of Freeport, City of Moline, Rockford, and City of South Beloit. Additional applications will be considered when additional funding is approved. Additional projects may also be considered based on mitigation acquisition projects identified in existing countywide Hazard Mitigation Plans. The table below identifies additional buyout needs that have been identified though Discovery efforts. 8

13 Table 2. Community Buyout Needs Identified Through Discovery Watershed County Community Approximate Number Des Plaines Cook Maine Township 60 Des Plaines Cook Wheeling Township * Des Plaines Cook Franklin Park, Village of 33 Des Plaines Cook Mount Prospect, Village of * Des Plaines Cook Maywood, Village of 60 (Maywood and Des Plaines Cook Melrose Park, Village of Melrose Park) 60 (Maywood and Melrose Park) Des Plaines DuPage Addison, Village of 17 (two areas) Des Plaines DuPage Carol Stream, Village of 4 Des Plaines DuPage Wood Dale, City of 9 Des Plaines Will Joliet, City of * Chicago Cook Glenview, Village of * Rock Winnebago Machesney Park, Village of 31+ (in progress) Lower Fox LaSalle Ottawa, City of 4 (numerous completed) Lower Fox Kane Kane County 3 (completed) Lower Fox Kane South Elgin, Village of 2 Upper Fox Lake Lake County, Pistakee Lake * Upper Fox Lake Lake County, Slocum Lake * Upper Fox Lake/McHenry Fox Lake, Village of * Upper Fox Lake/McHenry Port Barrington, Village of 3 Upper Fox McHenry Cary, Village of 4 Upper Fox McHenry Crystal Lake, City of 3 Upper Fox McHenry Lakemoor, Village of 1 Upper Sangamon Macon Decatur, City of 6 Upper Sangamon Macon Macon County 5 Upper Sangamon Piatt Monticello, City of * Upper Sangamon Sangamon Sangamon County * Saline Saline Harrisburg, City of 6 businesses, 40 residences * Data not available 9

14 Figure 1. INDR Ongoing Structural Projects, Buyouts and Mitigation Opportunities Identified via Discovery 10

15 Statewide Flood Risk Assessment and Prioritization It is the goal of State of Illinois to develop a statewide assessment of flood hazard risk for every structure located within a designated floodplain in the state of Illinois. Based on known structure types, structure appraised values, and surveyed first floor/low entry information the state intends to create a statewide GIS database of such assessments to help prioritize federal, state and local mitigation assistance, estimate event related flood damages, update community hazard plans, and evaluate potential structural flood damage reduction projects. Cook County has already completed such work in their county. IDNR/OWR and ISWS have partnered with the city of Rockford in the Lower Rock HUC-8 to complete such an assessment of flood hazard risk in the city of Rockford and vicinity in 2014 and Urban Flooding Awareness Study The Urban Flooding Awareness Study investigates the impacts and possible remedies related to urban non-riverine flood damages in Illinois. The Office of Water Resources will produce a report for the Illinois General Assembly by June 30, 2015 that addresses: 1. The prevalence and costs associated with urban flooding events across the State, and the trends in frequency and severity over the past two decades; 2. The apparent impact of global climate change on urban flooding; 3. The impacts of county stormwater programs on urban flooding over the past two decades, including a listing of projects and programs and the flood damages avoided; 4. An evaluation of policies, such as using the 100-year storm as the standard for designing urban stormwater detention infrastructure and the 10-year storm for the design of stormwater conveyance systems; 5. Review of technology; 6. Strategies to reduce losses; 7. Consistency of criteria; 8. Strategies to increase NFIP participation, and 9. Strategies to increase flood insurance coverage IDNR/OWR has partnered with ISWS for the analysis of the urban flooding data received, and for the development of the required report. IDNR/OWR held two public meetings in October to request urban flooding information from Illinois communities. A survey was also conducted in November to allow smaller communities the opportunity to provide insight into their urban flooding issues and programs in their communities. A Data Call was conducted in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Insurance to gather claims data related to urban flood damages. Illinois counties with existing stormwater authorities have been requested to tell their story on how their authorities have helped address urban flood issues in their counties. IDNR/OWR and ISWS will be conducting a Products and Services Forum in January 2015 to solicit information related to the science and costs associated with existing urban flood (mostly basement flooding) solutions. On February 10, 2015 IDNR/OWR and ISWS in cooperation with the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (IAFSM) and the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Foundation, will be conducting an Urban Flood Risk Symposium at DePaul University in Chicago to discuss Urban Flooding Identification and Mapping, Urban Flooding Solutions and Urban Flooding Programs Funding issues. 11

16 Structural Ongoing Engineering Studies Section activities include: Dam Removals (5 on Des Plaines River, 3 on North Branch Chicago River, 2 in City of Danville, 1 near Oglesby, 1 on Kankakee River at Wilmington) Hickory Creek Flood Control Project (Pilcher Park Dam Removal) Edgar Lakes Pump Station Rehabilitation Busse Woods Dam modifications for Elk Grove Village Lake DePue dam for boat races (permanent structure by IDNR) Wabash River hydraulic modeling and remapping Graue Mill flood control project of DuPage County (new) Jacksonville hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of Town Branch and associated streambank stabilization study (new) Upper Fox River Flood Risk Damage Assessment (similar to Rockford/Rock River Assessment underway with CTP funding) (new) Kingston hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of an unnamed tributary to the Kishwaukee River and associated flood risk reduction feasibility study of a residential and commercial portion of that community Real-Time Flood Inundation Mapping Programs for the Rock, Illinois and Mississippi Rivers Water supply planning Ongoing Technical Services Section activities include: Wabash River surveys Wetlands and ordinary high water marks for dam removal projects Lake Calumet survey support for OREP Town Branch in Jacksonville topographic first floor/low water entry surveys As-built and construction staking surveys for Fox River Stratton Lock and Dam Expansion Project Sangamon River cross section Surveys Ongoing Design Section activities include: Golf Road Interceptor Closure for Levee 50 Winnetka Road Dam Removal Tam O Shanter Pump Station Modification Danville Dam Removal Yorkville Dam By-Pass Channel Reconstruction Dempster Street Dam Removal Touhy Avenue Dam Removal Dam 4 Dam Removal Riverside Park Dam Removal Color Plant Dam Removal Wilmington Dam Removal Hickory Creek Pilcher Park Dam Removal Chick Evans Dam Removal 12

17 Hickory and Spring Creeks Channel Improvements Phase IIIC Buzzi Unicem Dam Removal Alexander County Flood Control Ongoing Construction Section activities include: Stratton Lock and Dam Life Extension Inspection and Report Preparation of Previous Construction Projects Yorkville Walkway Improvements Ongoing Operation Section activities include: Ellsworth Park Dam Removal (Danville) Sinnissippi Dam control repairs Edgar Lakes Pump Station Dredging Fox Waterway Agency Dredging Support Activities Installation of buoys Current CTP Activities Staff levels and personal services accounts in the Office of Water Resources for FY-2015 are critically low. Current FEMA CTP Program Management funding for IDNR/OWR is insufficient to adequately support FEMA CTP Mapping and Mitigation activities. Any 2015 mandated State of Illinois budget cuts will impact IDNR/OWR CTP activities and staffing that are subsidized by Illinois General Revenue funding. FEMA grants have been awarded to the IDNR/OWR for the Dam Safety Program, the National Flood Insurance Program, and the Cooperating Technical Partner Program. These grants support staff assigned to these missions. Staff must provide quarterly reports as follows: FEMA Grant Grant period Grant Award Reporting Dam Safety 07/31/14 07/30/15 $154, Quarterly National Flood Insurance 10/01/13 09/30/15 $414, Quarterly CTP Project Management 10/01/14 09/30/15 $68, Quarterly Coordinated Needs Management Strategy (CNMS) Status The CNMS database is being used to determine future FEMA study and mapping needs throughout the state in deployed watersheds. CNMS Mapping Activity Statement No. IDNR10-01_ISWS10-12 was executed September 2010 and resulted in the development of the CNMS database for all Illinois stream segments by ISWS and quality control evaluation of the database by IDNR/OWR. CNMS Mapping Activity Statement No. IDNR11-01_ISWS11-13 was executed August 2011 and was allowed to expire by FEMA on 9/30/14. That previous MAS resulted in updates to the CNMS database by ISWS with approval from IDNR/OWR. Limited similar work is now included as a portion of the work identified in the current Program Management CTP Partnership Agreement IDNR/OWR , which is set to expire on 9/30/

18 Goals To maintain an up-to-date CNMS database that can be used to assist the state in the determination of future FEMA study and mapping needs throughout the state. Continued coordination between IDNR/OWR and ISWS to keep the CNMS database up-to-date. Great Lakes Costal Flood Study Status CTP Grant was allowed to expire by FEMA on 9/30/14. The IDNR/OWR has participated in FEMA Outreach Team GLCFS conference calls and the Illinois/Indiana Technical Workshop. Goals Continued participation in FEMA s Great Lakes Costal Flood Study as outlined in a new grant agreement with additional funding to cover such work by IDNR/OWR Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (MAP) Status The IDNR/OWR participation in Risk MAP activities is described in PM SOW No. IDNR/OWR which was executed September IDNR/OWR has participated in a limited manner in Risk MAP activities since the SOW was executed. Goals Participate in Discovery meetings and any other Discovery or Resilience meetings as the State NFIP coordinator in order to evaluate future study and hazard mapping needs. 14

19 Illinois State Water Survey Structure and Programs Prairie Research Institute The Illinois State Water Survey, the Illinois Natural History Survey, the Illinois State Geological State Survey, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, and the Illinois State Archeology Survey are collectively referred to as the Illinois State Scientific Surveys. As of July 1, 2008, the ISWS joined the other state surveys to form the Prairie Research Institute (formerly the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability) within the University of Illinois. The institute will serve as a focal point for applied energy, environmental science, and sustainability programs, taking advantage of the surveys complementary goals and missions of providing the scientific underpinnings for energy, sustainability, environmental policy, and natural resource management, ensuring that the natural environment is developed to enhance the well-being of citizens and communities. Illinois State Water Survey The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) is the primary agency for research and information on surface water, groundwater, and the atmosphere. The ISWS is a premier organization with more than 110 years of experience in all aspects of water resources. Located on the University of Illinois campus, the ISWS conducts research and monitors and provides information on the availability, use, and quality of surface water, groundwater, and atmospheric resources, including state and regional data on weather, climate, air quality, water supplies, and flood hazard identification. ISWS staff apply state-of-the-art science to solve real-world problems. Most staff are funded by grants and contracts through the University of Illinois. The ISWS is organized into eight sections under the Office of the Director. The Geographic Information System Resource group, in the Office of the ISWS Director, provides GIS assistance across the survey. The ISWS is home to the State Climatologist Office, the State Hydrologist, and the Midwestern Regional Climate Center, where precipitation, tornado, hail, and wind data are tracked and recorded. The Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC) is a cooperative program of the ISWS and the National Climatic Data Center (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce). The MRCC is a partner in a national climate service program that includes the National Climatic Data Center, Regional Climate Centers, and State Climate Offices. Coordinated Hazard Assessment and Mapping Program Section The Coordinated Hazard Assessment and Mapping Program (CHAMP) section focuses on natural hazard identification and mitigation. In concert with the ISWS mission, CHAMP conducts research and provides information on surface water resources and hazards. Recognizing that flood hazards are the most predictable natural hazard, the ISWS has long been engaged in programs and activities to identify flood hazards and provide technical support to individuals and communities. ISWS staff actively participate in the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management. The ISWS has served as a repository for the state s flood hazard data since 1978, providing floodplain management information and technical services to individuals, industry, business, professionals, public agencies, and governmental units. The ISWS in general, 15

20 and CHAMP in particular, has a long-standing cooperative working relationship with the IDNR/OWR, the state regulatory authority, and FEMA. Capabilities and Resources CHAMP is comprised of engineers and GIS, outreach, and data management professionals. These staff were responsible for the performance of all engineering and mapping tasks to prepare the Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) and technical data for Flood Insurance Studies (FIS) under the Map Modernization program. CHAMP staff conduct hydrologic and hydraulic studies to identify flood hazards. In addition to the Program Manger and GIS Manager, there are nine GIS Professionals, eleven engineers, and five outreach and data management staff. Nine engineers are Registered Professional Engineers in Illinois. Twenty program staff are Certified Floodplain Managers. Three GIS professionals are certified HAZUS-MH trained. Four GIS staff have earned their Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification. The CHAMP organization chart is shown in Figure 2. 16

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