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Floodplain

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Floodplain, from most recent to least.

From Chevy Chase to Congress Heights: The New Small Area Plans in The Works For DC

From Chevy Chase to Congress Heights: The New Small Area Plans in The Works For DC

Nena Perry-Brown | 9:13 AM EST

The Office of Planning has five new Small Area Plan efforts in the pipeline. ... read »

Five Design Concepts for How to Save the Tidal Basin from Flooding

Five Design Concepts for How to Save the Tidal Basin from Flooding

Nena Perry-Brown | October 21st 2020

Save the Tidal Basin has mounted an online exhibition of design concepts that would adapt the site to worsening flood conditions. ... read »

A Guide to Flood Insurance in the DC Area

A Guide to Flood Insurance in the DC Area

Nena Perry-Brown | August 4th 2020

The tropical storm affecting the DC area today reinforces the importance of flood insurance. Here's how to get it and what to expect cost-wise. ... read »

Does Your Home Have a High Flood Risk Score?

Does Your Home Have a High Flood Risk Score?

UrbanTurf Staff | June 30th 2020

A new tool allows users to input their property address and receive a flood risk score based on a variety of factors. ... read »

DC Agency May Restrict Construction in Areas That May Eventually Be Underwater

DC Agency May Restrict Construction in Areas That May Eventually Be Underwater

Nena Perry-Brown | January 6th 2020

The Department of Energy and Environment is considering changes to the floodplain regulations which would restrict construction in areas expected to... read »

The DC Neighborhoods At Risk of Flooding As Early As Next Year

The DC Neighborhoods At Risk of Flooding As Early As Next Year

Nena Perry-Brown | October 18th 2019

The recent Comprehensive Plan amendments note the possibility of high flood risk along a tributary of the Anacostia River. ... read »

NIMBYs, TODs and 100-Year Floods: Land Use Amendments Reflect DC’s Changing Development Priorities

NIMBYs, TODs and 100-Year Floods: Land Use Amendments Reflect DC’s Changing Development Priorities

Nena Perry-Brown | October 16th 2019

This Element of the recently released Comprehensive Plan draft establishes new growth priorities while undermining NIMBY arguments. ... read »

Eleanor Holmes Norton Proposes Bill to Increase DC’s Flood Protection Funding

Eleanor Holmes Norton Proposes Bill to Increase DC’s Flood Protection Funding

Nena Perry-Brown | April 10th 2019

The District of Columbia Flood Prevention Act would permit the city to receive federal funding for flood protection as a "coastal state". ... read »

Underwater Innings: New Software Shows Where Rising Sea Levels Would Impact DC

Underwater Innings: New Software Shows Where Rising Sea Levels Would Impact DC

Nena Perry-Brown | January 8th 2018

New software shows how much of DC would be submerged if sea levels rose by 8 feet. ... read »

Is DC Prepared For a 500-Year Storm?

Is DC Prepared For a 500-Year Storm?

Nena Perry-Brown | October 20th 2017

At a recent discussion at the National Building Museum, experts shared that DC is more prepared for crises than many would expect -- but it's a... read »

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