FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Village of Thiensville Channelization Project   [open pdf - 46KB]

This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. "The FEMA Best Practices Portfolio consists of mitigation stories submitted by individuals and communities that describe measures they have taken to reduce the loss of life and property from disasters. These Best Practices are meant to provide ideas and concepts about reducing losses and to encourage others to evaluate their own risk and consider mitigation as a long-term solution to reducing that risk." This Best Practice story is about pre-disaster mitigation in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. "For nearly 50 years, the downtown area of the Village of Thiensville, located in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, had been plagued with constant flooding. Having experienced six major flood events since 1973, four of which resulted in a federal disaster declaration, Thiensville decided to do something about the creek. They came up with a project that not only remedied some of the problems, but also received an award for Excellence in Project Design or Implementation from the Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormwater and Coastal Managers as well as 'Top Project' by Storm Water Solutions magazine. The Village of Thiensville applied for a Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant in 2003. The grant was awarded in 2006 and totalled $2,308,620." This and other individual FEMA Best Practices documents are also combined in "Mitigation Best Practices: Public and Private Sector Best Practice Stories for All Activity/Project Types in All States and Territories Relating to All Hazards [August 10, 2011]," which can be accessed at the following link: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132]

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