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Posted on: June 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] DEQ to Conduct Public Listening Session RE Haywood County Flood Resiliency Blueprint 6-22-23

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold a public engagement session June 22 in Canton to receive input on how flooding, flood mitigation, and resiliency impact North Carolina communities.  Public input will assist DEQ in developing the North Carolina Flood Resiliency Blueprint alongside over 100 technical advisors representing Federal, State, County, Municipal, and Tribal governments, non-governmental organizations and universities. 

Meeting date and location are as follows:

Public Input Session: Canton

When: 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2023
Where: Crestview Baptist Church, 3258 Pisgah Drive, Canton, NC 28716

Spanish interpretation services will be available.

 The Flood Resiliency Blueprint is a statewide initiative to develop an online-decision support tool and associated planning to address flooding for communities in North Carolina’s river basins. The Blueprint will accomplish several key goals, including: 

  • Develop community and basin-specific risk management processes to identify and address flooding for NC communities; 
  • Develop an online decision support tool which seamlessly guides state, county, municipal, and other jurisdictions to identify and select flood mitigation strategies responsibly, systematically, equitably, and transparently; and
  • Establish a repeatable, statewide methodology for prioritizing, and selecting flood mitigation strategies for future implementation. 

 More information about the Blueprint is available:


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