A recent study highlights some of the barriers to acquiring digital tax assessment data to create a detailed building database for flood modeling.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is the federal agency ultimately responsible for flood hazard mapping in the United States. While the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources acts as a technical contractor for the mapping in Wisconsin, all data are distributed by FEMA.
Nineteen of the state’s 72 counties have undergone revised floodplain mapping, with preliminary maps to be unveiled to the public this fall.
Recent efforts by the statewide community to leverage FEMA funds and get involved locally
Funds allocated to DNR by FEMA for map modernization.