AFMA Flood Zone Newsletter
Inside This Edition November 2010
Annual Watershed Conference Announced
USACE Publishes Process for NFIP Levee System Evaluation
AFMA Membership Renewal
Annual Watershed Conference Announced

Watershed The Arkansas Watershed Advisory Group has announced its annual conference will be held November 18 - 20 at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. The theme this year is
Arkansas Watersheds: The Future is in Your Hands. More>>

USACE Publishes Process for NFIP Levee System Evaluation

Corp logo The Corps of Engineers has published guidelines that illustrate USACE procedures for levee system evaluations in support of the NFIP. It's a consolidated document intended to clarify existing policy, procedural and technical guidance while providing an overview of documentation requirement.

Read the Document                      Frequently Asked Questions 

View the Fact Sheet             View the PowerPoint Presentation

Report: Responding to National Water Resources Challenges

The Corps of Engineers engaged in an objective assessment of states' water planning in 2008 and 2009 to identify common nationwide water resources needs. This report conveys an interpretation of what participating federal, tribal, state, interstate and NGO representatives expressed during the course of the effort. More>>

Membership Renewal Continues!
AFMA continues to be your best resource for the latest in floodplain management news and information. Take full advantage of all that AFMA has to offer by renewing your annual membership now!

This year we are pleased to announce a new payment option for renewing your membership. In addition to accepting your check, AFMA now accepts the following payment cards:

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover

Many of the floodplain managers in Arkansas have already renewed their AFMA memberships. We hope you too have enjoyed the benefits of being an AFMA member and will decide to renew your membership as well.

Click here to begin your membership renewal process now.

Your current AFMA Membership will expire on
December 31, 2010.


AFMA AFMA Spring Workshop
April 28 - 29, 2011
Bryant, Arkansas
From the Chair
It was barely over a month ago we were enjoying a bit of a cold snap as we met in Eureka Springs for the annual AFMA fall conference. In my seven years of floodplain management, I don't recall a better meeting.
Attendance was good. Participation was great! Our Executive Director Conrad Battreal deserves another round of applause for organizing the topics and speakers, and I'll ask for a standing ovation for the field trip to Table Rock Lake Dam!
Among the challenges ahead for our newly elected board of directors, we are intent upon increasing awareness among community leaders that AFMA remains the best value for training and networking among professionals.
Truly the bar has been set high. The new board members have already begun planning for another great spring workshop in 2011. Mark your calendars now as we gather in Bryant, Arkansas (the geographic center of the state) April 28 29. Join us for a unique look at development within a floodplain as we tour Bishop Park- a sprawling 106-acre sports and recreation complex.
The new board held its first meeting two weeks ago in Bryant and this month we will meet in Bentonville. Please feel free to contact your regional representative if you have any questions or specific training needs. The five regional representatives are members of the AFMA board and were elected by caucus from among attendees at the fall conference in each of your regions.
These fine folks are here to serve you. We also need your input to prepare quality training that will be most beneficial to you.
It's membership renewal time! All AFMA memberships expire on December 31, 2010. Please take a moment now and renew your membership by clicking here. It's quick, it's easy, and you'll be glad you did it.
Here's to a wonderful fall season and another successful year in floodplain management for everyone! I am always available if you would like to visit. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if I can be of assistance to you and your community.
Richard Penn, PE, CFM
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