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Topographic Wetness Index Urban Flooding Awareness Act Action Support, Will & DuPage Counties, Illinois Ballerine, Clayton, 2017  Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL,  ISWS CR 2017-02    Full Text Available

The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) is a Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as per the agreement dated September 9, 2013. Under this agreement, ISWS conducts projects work for FEMA. FEMA funded the development of a Topographic Wetness Index (TWI) for DuPage and Will Counties as part of their Community Engagement and Risk Communication (CERC) efforts. The project is described in Mapping Activity Statement ISWS 15-02, which was funded under grant EMW-2015-CA-00063-S01. The development of TWIs for counties across Illinois is an action item in the Urban Flood Awareness Act (UFAA) report, which was published June 30, 2015 (State of Illinois, 2015).

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