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Elevation of historic flood-prone home in Stockade neighborhood, Schenectady, NY.

Used with permission of the Daily Gazette
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Founded in 2000, NYSFSMA brings together New York State professionals to foster awareness, information exchange and cooperation in the floodplain and stormwater management fields.



 The New York State
Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association:


Promotes floodplain and stormwater management as a means of reducing flood damage and protecting, restoring and enhancing water quality;
Enhances cooperation between various related private, local, state and federal agencies;
Encourages and ensures effective, new and innovative approaches to managing NYS floodplain and stormwater systems. 

NYSFSMA Annual Meeting
ROCHESTER, New York  |  APRIL 23-25, 2018

, New York  |  APRIL 23-25, 2018w

Program Information and Paper Registration Information is available at

Program and Paper Registration Form

Online Registration

Please reserve your rooms at the Rochester Riverside Hotel.  The room block is only guaranteed until March 22, 2018.

Government Rate Rooms for $106 a night are available from the Rochester Riverside.  Government ID's will be required at check in.  Rates for everybody else are available at $119 a night.  Call the Rochester Riverside at 585-546-6500 and mention the "floodplains" block.  Or reserve online at 

Use the reservation codes 180422GOVE for a government rate room, or 180422FLOO for standard rate rooms.  

Interested in Exhibiting?  Download the exhibitor information and registration form:



Recent News   


Region 1 – Suffolk County, Long Island

A task force has been created through the Suffolk County Legislature, sponsored by Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, with the goal to review storm preparedness, response and long-term recovery programs/policy in Suffolk County. From our experiences with Super Storm Sandy, the task force will be reviewing how we can best improve, so we can better respond to and reduce the devastation of future storms.


With many areas to cover, the task force is made up of 26 members with varying experience and expertise to be shared and discussed for a report that will be provided to the Suffolk County Legislature by years end. Scheduled Task Force meetings are planned and the task force has been divided up into subgroups with specific topic areas. These sub groups have regularly scheduled conference calls to discuss each topic area and make recommendations on improvements and report back to the task force.”

Superstorm Sandy Public Hearing Schedule

Materials from the January 24, 2018 Code Enforcement Officer Post Flood Training in Greece, NY are available at (Click the Image)

Post Flood Workshop Materials


Democrat & Chronicle Article
"We don't have the tools to understand flood risk in the Genesee-Finger Lakes region"

by Jayme B. Thomann, AICP, CFM, Senior Planner at the Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council and Vice Chair of the New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association

Click to Read Article


The Daily Gazzette
"Vischer Ferry Dam is not solution to Schenectady flooding problems"

By: William Nechamen, CFM, Nechamen Consulting, LLC

Click to Read Article

Article on Flood Mapping Nails It

See Bipartisan Policy Center article for an excellent analysis of the current state of FEMA flood mapping.


Letter to Roy E. Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation
Re: Draft FEMA Policy: Guidance for Participating Communities on Satisfying NFIP Floodplain Development and Permit Requirements

Please read the letter here:

Draft FEMA Policy: Guide on Satisfying the NFIP Development Permit Requirements

Success Stories Throughout New York

Georgica Beach Restoration (East Hampton, NY)
after being damaged in Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. 


Stormwater Management: Hash Pond
Suffolk County, NY