Public Draft Tahoe Basin Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Comments

The Tahoe Transportation District and Tahoe Resource Conservation District have developed a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). An HMP is required by a federal law, known as the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), to receive certain types of FEMA grant funding.   

The planning process took one year to complete. The plan addresses climate change, dam failure, drought, earthquake, flood, landslide, wildfire, and winter storm. For each hazard identified, short- and long-term strategies were developed to reduce or eliminate the hazard impact on each district. Strategies were developed using FEMA success stories and best management practices, FEMA job aids, local and regional plans and reports, and input from planning committee members and sustainability and transportation practitioners.

The plan was organized to follow FEMA’s Local Mitigation Plan Regulation Checklist, which demonstrates how hazard mitigation plans meet the DMA 2000 regulations. A copy of the Regulation Checklist can be found here:

The draft plan is available for review and comment until Monday, October 16. Click here to view the HMP.

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