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Service Description: A series of major flood events were the catalyst for the federal government to initiate the FDRP in 1976 under the Canada Water Act. The objectives of the FDRP were to reduce loss of life and suffering, major disruptions to regional economies and escalating disaster assistance payments. It represented a significant change in approach from an ad hoc structural response to flooding to a more comprehensive and equitable approach focusing on preventative and non-structural measures, such as flood mapping as a first step to inform further flood management and mitigation activities. The FDRP was carried out under cost-shared federal-provincial-territorial agreements, negotiated by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) on behalf of the federal government. A central goal of these bi-lateral agreements was to inform decisions pertaining to developments in flood hazard areas. Other federal ministers were signatories to these agreements, including the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) and the Ministers responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), as well as the regional economic development agencies for the affected regions of the country. The main products of the FDRP were engineering maps and public information maps (what are referred to in the Federal Flood Mapping Guidelines Series as ‘Flood Hazard Maps’ and ‘Flood Awareness Maps’, respectively). The engineering maps were the basis for zoning regulations which are used to manage development in flood-prone areas. In total, the program designated 341 flood-risk areas covering more than 980 communities. All flood-prone areas that were legally designated within the FDRP program are still valid indefinitely. Since the end of the active mapping phase of the FDRP in 1997, provinces, territories and other levels of government have continued flood mapping for new areas or updated previous mapping using their own resources. FDRP maps available on the FGP have been been scanned at 300 dpi and georeferenced in NAD83 UTM using the road network of Canvec vector data. Please ignore all datum and projection information printed on the map surround when using the Geotiff.

Map Name: Flood Damage Reduction Program (FDRP) 1976-1997

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Layers: Description: A series of major flood events were the catalyst for the federal government to initiate the FDRP in 1976 under the Canada Water Act. The objectives of the FDRP were to reduce loss of life and suffering, major disruptions to regional economies and escalating disaster assistance payments. It represented a significant change in approach from an ad hoc structural response to flooding to a more comprehensive and equitable approach focusing on preventative and non-structural measures, such as flood mapping as a first step to inform further flood management and mitigation activities. The FDRP was carried out under cost-shared federal-provincial-territorial agreements, negotiated by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) on behalf of the federal government. A central goal of these bi-lateral agreements was to inform decisions pertaining to developments in flood hazard areas. Other federal ministers were signatories to these agreements, including the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) and the Ministers responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), as well as the regional economic development agencies for the affected regions of the country. The main products of the FDRP were engineering maps and public information maps (what are referred to in the Federal Flood Mapping Guidelines Series as ‘Flood Hazard Maps’ and ‘Flood Awareness Maps’, respectively). The engineering maps were the basis for zoning regulations which are used to manage development in flood-prone areas. In total, the program designated 341 flood-risk areas covering more than 980 communities. All flood-prone areas that were legally designated within the FDRP program are still valid indefinitely. Since the end of the active mapping phase of the FDRP in 1997, provinces, territories and other levels of government have continued flood mapping for new areas or updated previous mapping using their own resources. FDRP maps available on the FGP have been been scanned at 300 dpi and georeferenced in NAD83 UTM using the road network of Canvec vector data. Please ignore all datum and projection information printed on the map surround when using the Geotiff.

Copyright Text: Environment Canada;Provinces and Territories

Spatial Reference: 4269  (4269)


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