Delaware residents urged to give input on flooding in the state

In an effort to reduce flooding impacts in Delaware, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is looking for input from residents.

According to DNREC, a list of recommendations to reduce flooding in the state through flood plain management and local drainage has already been drafted, now officials are taking comments on the findings.

The Floodplain and Drainage Advisory Committee actually came up with the recommendation plan thanks to Senate Bill 64 which formed the FDAC.

The legislation gives the FDAC the right to guide DNREC during the process of developing standards and best practices for flood plain management that will eventually be reviewed and possibly adopted by local governments.

“With a changing climate, more extreme weather events and rising seas, we need to think proactively about the future and how we can protect public safety and reduce impacts to property and infrastructure,” said DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara.

A final report is expected to be developed early next year by DNREC and FDAC officials, after that, the report is scheduled to go to the General Assembly in March 2013.

In the meantime, the public can review and add their input until July 6th.

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