Floodplain Planning Tool

Floodplain Planning Tool Packet

Floodplain Planning Tool

Floodplain Planning Tool Instruction Sheet

How To Locate Floodplain Fields

Floodplain Fields Digital Map

Floodplain Field Reclassification Request

 

Below you will find a packet of information that will assist you with understanding and complying with the State’s new requirements for agricultural fields located in a floodplain.  These new requirements are detailed in the new Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) which set baseline management requirements for farms of all sizes in Vermont.  Compliance for the 2017 and 2018 cropping seasons begins with first understanding where and how the new floodplain RAPs apply on your farm and second, with taking proactive steps to plan to comply and meet the dates outlined in the RAPs.
 

Floodplain Planning Tool Packet

Floodplain Planning Tool Packet (.pdf)

The Agency of Ag is here to support you and your farm to understand the rules, assist with planning efforts if requested, and to provide technical and financial assistance directly to your farm to implement new management strategies, which may be required to comply with the rules.  If at any time you have questions regarding how these new rules apply to your farm, please call the Agency of Ag Water Quality Division directly at: 802-828-2431 

 

Floodplain Planning Tool

Floodplain Planning Tool (.pdf)

 

Floodplain Planning Tool Instruction Sheet

Floodplain Planning Tool Instruction Sheet (.pdf)

 

How To Locate Floodplain Fields Factsheet

How To Locate Floodplain Fields (.pdf)

 

Floodplain Fields Digital Map

 

Interactive map works best if viewed with Chrome or FireFox

Click Here for a Full Screen Version of the Frequently Flooded Map

 

Floodplain Field Reclassification Request

Floodplain Field Reclassification Request Form (.pdf)

If a farmer does not agree with the Frequently Flooded Soils layer for their farm fields, farmers should complete the separate but attached variance form requesting a formal reclassification by the Agency of the field.
 
The description of Frequently Flooded Soils from the USDA Soil Survey is: "Frequent" means that flooding is likely to occur often under normal weather conditions. The chance of flooding is more than 50 percent in any year but is less than 50 percent in all months in any year.