Quad Cities Flood Resiliency Alliance

CLICK HERE to download/view the presentation "Floodplain Basics for Homeowners/Buyers" by Anthony Heddlesten, P.E., C.F.M.

Link to National Weather Service 2021 Spring Flood Outlook

    2021 Quarterly Meeting Dates

February 18
May 20
August 19
November 18

QUARTERLY MEETING Feb. 18, 2021 - Speaker presentations are linked below


Gena McCullough, Bi-State Regional Commission - Update on Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessment Pilot Project

Link to presentation file

Mark Hunt, City of Bettendorf - Update on City flood mitigation activities -

Link to presentation file

Alayna Chuney, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators - Introduction of NCEL and the Mississippi River Legislative Caucus -

Link to presentation file

Jessica Brooks, National Weather Service - Brief update on spring flood outlook -

Link to presentation file


Davenport Flood Study - Robbin Dunn, City of Davenport
Flood Mapping Resources - Laura Berkley, City of Davenport

Presentation and recorded online session from Dec. 3, 2020 Quarterly Meeting:




At River Action’s October 2018 Upper Mississippi River Conference, a workshop launched a new initiative for the greater Quad City region within the Mississippi River watershed. The Quad Cities Flood Resiliency Alliance kicked off with many local river cities, towns and villages showing a keen interest in flood prevention, flood damage mitigation, and floodplain restoration. The first meeting followed in November 2018, and quarterly meetings are scheduled for 2019.

For more information or to be added to the email distribution list, contact River Action at 563-322-2969 or email cdowney@riveraction.org.

The Quad Cities alliance includes parts of Scott, Clinton, Muscatine and Louisa counties in Iowa, and Rock Island, Whiteside, Mercer and Henry counties in Illinois and stretches from Clinton, Iowa to New Boston, Ill. It provides a forum for river stakeholders to share information, resources, flood prevention or mitigation policies and to get to know river neighbors for assistance before, during or after flood events.

About 70 communities comprise the alliance footprint, but only three are enrolled in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System. The CRS encourages a wide variety of creditable activities that communities can undertake as they continually strive to improve their ratings. The base rating begins at 10, and a variety of activities take the rating toward the best rating of 1, which earns the largest flood insurance discounts. The activities themselves provide benefits to the community in reduced or avoided flood damage, quicker recovery, and stricter floodplain regulations to continue these benefits into the future. Moline, Davenport and Rock Island County are rated eight, seven, and seven, respectively and currently earn modest discounts on flood insurance premiums.

Goals of the alliance include educating communities on the CRS program and assisting with application and enrollment, training certified floodplain managers to eventually have one in each community, and establishing pre-disaster communications and relationships between communities to enable sharing of resources and assistance around flood events.

• FEMA/National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System resources at http://crsresources.org
• ‘Flooding in Iowa’ informational videos at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/floodinginiowa/
• ‘The Floods of 2008 – Insights from a Decade of Floodplain Stewardship’ at https://iowadnr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=ec928d4...


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