Activities in floodplains are regulated through multiple jurisdictions:
The River Corridor & Floodplain Protection section works with landowners, municipalities, regional planning commissions, NGOs, and agencies of state and federal government to reduce flood risk by protecting and restoring natural and beneficial river and floodplain functions. For other useful resources in helping your community prepare for flooding, visit the Flood Ready Vermont website.
The Vermont Rivers Program is responsible for protecting and restoring natural river and floodplain processes to enhance water quality, ecological health, and flood resilience. River resource protection is achieved through a combination of permitting, regulatory/non-regulatory technical assistance, assessment, planning, education, and outreach. The Rivers Program is comprised of three sections: