Related Links and Information

Illinois State Water Survey
ISWS has been a leader in the study of water resources for more than a century. Our research and service programs provide citizens, industries, and government agencies at all levels with timely, science- based information and analysis necessary to manage our water resources wisely for a sustainable ecosystem and economic development. The site includes a short description of the Coordinated Hazard Assessment and Mapping Program (CHAMP)

Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA is part of the Department of Homeland Security's Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate. The FEMA Map Service Center (MSC) website is not only your official government source, but the premier site for flood hazard mapping information, products, and services. The FEMA Mapping Information Portal (MIP) is a website for the Risk MAP project. In March 2019 FEMA released Region V Mitigation Funding Resource Guide and welcomes comments.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources - Office of Water Resources
IDNR/OWR has a long history beginning with flood control and navigation issues that later grew to include regulation of streams and rivers, locks and dams, construction issues, water conservation, the National Flood Insurance Program, and more.
Cover of the Fall 2005 Issue of Storms and Floods Magazine Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management
IAFSM is a local chapter of the Association of State Floodplain Managers. Their objectives are to promote the common interest in floodplain and stormwater management, enhance cooperation among various local, state, and federal agencies, and encourage effective and innovative approaches to managing the State's floodplain and stormwater management systems.
ASFPM partner logo Association of State Floodplain Managers
ASFPM is an organization of professionals involved in floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, the National Flood Insurance Program, and flood preparedness, warning and recovery. ASFPM has become a respected voice in floodplain management practice and policy in the United States because it represents the flood hazard specialists of local, state and federal government, the research community, the insurance industry, and the fields of engineering, hydrologic forecasting, emergency response, water resources, and others.
USGS Website U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Stream names are maintained in a national database.  The U.S Board on Geographic Names has oversight.  Names for currently unnamed streams may be submitted to the Board and, if approved, incorporated as the official stream name in the national database.