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Kuskokwim Delta Watershed Discovery Report

Created: 11/01/2019 - Updated: 11/01/2019

Abstract

The Risk MAP process began for the City of Kwethluk in the summer of 2016.

The Alaska State Risk MAP Coordinator, FEMA's Risk Analyst and the Alaska State Mitigation Planner travelled to Kwethluk on June 16, 2016 to conduct a Risk MAP Discovery Meeting with City of Kwethluk staff and community members. The State and FEMA discussed the purpose of the Risk MAP Program and how it could benefit the City of Kwethluk. 

Kwethluk’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) was completed in 2009, so the plan has expired. The City is considering an update to the plan in the near future. FEMA and the State discussed how the Risk MAP process could inform the next update of the LHMP.  The community identified flood, fire, permafrost and erosion hazards on a map. This information has been developed into a Discovery map, which accompanies a Discovery Report.

Published On

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Keywords

Scale: 
Community / Local
Tribal / First Nation
Sector Addressed: 
Disaster Risk Management
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation