Welcome to Colorado's Risk MAP Program

The vision of Colorado’s Risk MAP Program is to deliver quality data that increases public awareness and leads to action that reduces risk to life and property. Risk MAP builds on flood hazard data and maps produced during the Flood Map Modernization (Map Mod) program. Building on the success of Map Mod, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will collaborate with federal, state, and local stakeholders to achieve the five goals of the Risk MAP program:
  1. Address gaps in flood hazard data
  2. Public awareness/outreach
  3. Hazard mitigation planning
  4. Enhanced digital platform
  5. Alignment and synergies
    Risk MAP Process
    The graphic above demonstrates the vision for the Risk MAP life cycle which begins with Identifying the Risk, then Assessing Risk, then Communicating Risk, and finally Mitigating Risk.
FEMA’s Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) Fiscal Year 2011 Report to Congress,” dated March 15, 2011, provides an update on FEMA’s strategic approach, program budget and measures, and implementation for Risk MAP.

FEMA utilized fiscal year 2009 and 2010 congressional appropriations to address critical coastal and levee engineering and mapping needs, and to define Risk MAP products and processes. In FY 2011, FEMA will utilize its resources to develop fully integrated Risk MAP projects for selected watersheds across the Nation, continue to address coastal and levee engineering data needs, and acquire topographic data needed for Risk MAP projects. As these integrated Risk MAP projects are rolled out, feedback from state and local officials will be used to:
  • Confirm and, if necessary, revise Risk MAP product definitions;
  • Ensure the quality data and products being provided by FEMA align with the needs of State, local, and tribal entities;
  • Support improved risk communications at the national, State, and local levels; and
  • Ensure local decision makers have reliable and actionable information that can be used to reduce risk and create and sustain more resilient communities.

 Mapping Events

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