Historic Rivertown Flood-Risk Reduction

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

You'll learn about:

  • How to incorporate historic resources into hazard-resiliency planning
  • How to use GIS, historic district inventories, and Flood Insurance Rate Maps to evaluate historic-district flood risk
  • How to survey flood-prone historic district demographics and community profiles

This poster examines a methodology to prioritize flood-prone historic districts for risk-reduction measures. In addition to this methodology, it presents a series of Pennsylvania flood-prone historic district profile sheets containing a snapshot of each district's demographics, vulnerability to flooding, boundaries, and historical significance. Based on work conducted at the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office, the project aims to facilitate planning, as well as disaster-response activities, when historic districts are impacted. 


Rodney Bohner , Eugene , OR (see bio)