Floodplain Management Planning Committee

​The Floodplain Management Planning Committee (Planning Committee), in conjunction with the project partners, ensure that the FMP's goals and objectives are consistent with citywide programs and activities.  The Planning Committee is comprised of experts from various departments addressing the following categories: 


  • Preventive measures;
  • Property protection;
  • Natural resource protection;
  • Emergency services;
  • Structural flood control projects; and
  • Public information.


​FMPC Meeting Schedule.  The FMPC meets five (5) times throughout the development of the 2015 Plan, as announced here:


Kickoff Meeting:   Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:30 am

​                          City Hall - Daugherty Conference Room

​                          2201 University Blvd.

                          Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

              

Click here for Agenda and Slide Presentation.


Meeting #2:      Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 10:30 am

​                        City Hall - Daugherty Conference Room

                        2201 University Blvd.

                        Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


Click here for Agenda and Slide Presentation.


Meeting #3:      Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 10:30 am

                        City Hall - Daugherty Conference Room

                        2201 University Blvd. 

                        Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


Click here for Agenda and Slide Presentation. ​


Meeting #4:       Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 10:30 am

                         City Hall - Daugherty Conference Room

                         2201 University Blvd.

                         Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


Click here for AgendaSlide Presentation, and Alternative Mitigation Measures Exercise.


Meeting #5:      Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 10:30 am

                        City Hall - Daugherty Conference Room

                        2201 University Blvd.

                        Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


Click here for Agenda and Slide Presentation



City of Tuscaloosa 2015 Floodplain Management Plan

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Project Partners


City of Tuscaloosa

Josh Yates, CFM

Storm Drainage Engineer

Office of the City Engineer

1000 28th Ave

P.O. Box 2089

Tuscaloosa, AL 35403

​205-248-5387


Lehe Planning, LLC

James E. Lehe, AICP

Manager

300 Century Park S, Ste 216

Birmingham, AL 35226

205-978-3633


Schoel Engineering

William Thomas, PE, CFM

Senior Environmental Project Manager

1001 22nd St S

Birmingham, AL 35205

205-323-6166

Goals of FMP

The City of Tuscaloosa is committed to creating and maintaining a flood-resistant community.  The development of a Floodplain Management Plan (FMP) will help the City mitigate against the potential impacts of flooding. The Plan will provide an overall strategy, measures, and projects that aim to reduce the risk of flooding in the city.  The following benefits are expected: 

  • Identification of existing and future flood-related hazards;
  • Development of mitigation measures and activities related to flooding;
  • Continuity with land use and comprehensive planning programs;
  • Education for residents and property owners regarding flood loss reduction measures and natural function of floodplains; 
  • Increased understanding and support for activities and projects; and
  • Participation in the Community Rating System (CRS).  

Office of the City Engineer

Community Rating System 

The Community Rating System (CRS) encourages communities to create flood management plans and develop flood mitigation activities beyond that which is required by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Communities participating in the CRS receive reduced flood insurance premium rates and become eligible for other Federal assistance programs.  


In order for a community to receive credit under the CRS, it must address the three goals and follow a 10-step planning process.  Goals of the CRS: 


  1. Reduce flood damage to insurable property;
  2. Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP, and
  3. Encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.

The 2015 Tuscaloosa Floodplain

Management Plan

Floodplain Management

Photo courtesy of vhunt@al.com

Community Meetings

Public awareness and understanding of the FMP's purpose is critical to the success of the overall plan.  During the planning process, project partners conducted a community meeting open to the general public on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm in the Council Chambers at Tuscaloosa City Hall.

Click here for a survey that was distributed to the public for drop off at the meeting.


The Floodplain Management Planning Committee is seeking public comments on the final draft plan at a community meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 5:00 pm in the Council Chambers at Tuscaloosa City Hall.


Click here for a form to submit your comments on the final draft plan.