Survey Announced to Collect Community Flooding Information
Updated: Jun 7, 2022
Share your experiences by June 30th to support this regional study!
Tri-County is pleased to announce the kickoff of an environmental resilience-focused effort to study where our region’s existing transportation infrastructure – including roads, bridges, culverts, and trails – is most vulnerable to impacts from changing climate conditions and extreme weather events, particularly flooding. The project intends to emulate the Michigan Department of Transportation’s 2014 Vulnerabilities Assessment pilot project for the tri-county region of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.
Tri-County recognizes that flooding can reduce the lifecycle of our infrastructure and even obstruct access for transportation. This study will work to identify how environmental impacts of a changing climate can affect these issues – from safety and mobility to build infrastructure and economic trends.
We are currently in the initial phase of the project and have created a brief survey for the public and local engineering professionals to help develop a regional database of frequently flooded locations within our communities. Information from this survey will be used to identify chronic flooding throughout the region and help local officials understand where our infrastructure is at the largest risk.
The survey may be submitted multiple times so users can share several locations where flooding has been experienced with community assets, including roads, bridges, culverts, and trails. You can mark the location of the flooding on a map, provide the severity and frequency of the flooding, and share pictures if desired.
Access the survey here or by the QR code below. Fill it out as many times as you’d like by Thursday, June 30th.
The final assessment is anticipated to be completed later this fall. The results will be used to better understand our region’s future climate and extreme weather risks so communities can improve our ability to anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to changing climate conditions. The project will ultimately outline the framework for a new flood risk tool to guide local communities’ planning and investment decisions to keep our roadways and nonmotorized network safe, efficient, and resilient.
The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is a public planning agency established in 1956, serving Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties in Mid-Michigan. Tri-County makes our region a more prosperous community by planning for a strong economy, reliable transportation, and sustainable infrastructure and natural resources. We connect local organizations and governments to funding, technical assistance, data resources, and opportunities to discuss trends and challenges affecting the Greater Lansing area. Learn more at www.mitcrpc.org.