Floodplain Managers

Tree-lined river while snow is on ground
Who are the DEC Floodplain Managers?

 

schoolhouse foundation repair following flooding
What Do Floodplain Managers Do?

 

Washed out pavement, trees in road, and flooded car
Where can I find more Floodplain Management Information?

 

DEC Regional Floodplain Managers

Map of Regions -  2017
Gray-scale Version of Map of Regions

Map of DEC Floodplain Managers Regions

Northeast Region 
Sacha Pealer, CFM  
(802) 490-6162 
sacha.pealer@vermont.gov

Northwest Region 
Rebecca Pfeiffer, CFM  
(802) 490-6157  
rebecca.pfeiffer@vermont.gov

Central Region
Ned Swanberg, CFM
(802) 490-6160
ned.swanberg@vermont.gov 

Western Region
David Rosa
(802) 490-6154
david.rosa@vermont.gov 

Southern Region
John Broker-Campbell, CFM 
(802) 490-6196
john.broker-campbell@vermont.gov

Western Region
See map - Contact Sacha Pealer or Ned Swanberg

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What do Floodplain Managers Do?

The Floodplain Management section of the VT Rivers Program works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to oversee the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in Vermont. The NFIP is a voluntary program administered at the community level. Participating communities agree to manage floodplain development using building and land-use regulations. In return, residents have the ability to purchase flood insurance, apply for federally insured loans (such as mortgages), and receive flood disaster assistance. While NFIP designated floodplains provide a useful management tool, they do not necessarily show the full extent of flood risk along Vermont streams and rivers. We encourage towns to be proactive in managing floodplains and to adopt regulations that go beyond the minimum NFIP requirements as well as consider the addition of river corridors to their flood hazard management regulations and approach.  Click here for more on Municipal Assistance.

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Flood Ready Vermont link

Floodplain Management Information

The Municipal Assistance page links on to additional information for municipal officials including pages on the

The Flood Ready Vermont website is intended to support community offiicials working on flood resilience.  It includes community data, maps, information on river corridor protection, incentives such as ERAF and resources for flood resilience planning, damage reduction and mitigation. 

Vermont Floodplain Management Blogspot provides current information on floodplain management in Vermont including data, training, map changes and news.

Two listserves are available to support community officials:

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