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Compact
Commissioners By-Laws Links Reports Flood Control Projects Inspections Reports Flood Control Projects Inspections Reports

The Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission was established September 8, 1953 for the purposes of:

CRVFCC Meeting Schedule:

All meetings are held at 9:30am at the Connecticut River Watershed Council offices located at 15 Bank Row, Greenfield, MA unless otherwise noted. Agendas will be posted as they become available.

Tropical Storm Irene puts Flood Control Dams to the Test

NASA Satellite Image 9/2/11Road washout in VT post-Irene

On August 28, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene hit the New England region and caused significant damage and flooding in the Connecticut River Watershed. As the storm moved northward along the river valley, each state faced unique issues and weather-related concerns.

In Connecticut, coastal regions experienced flooding and storm surge along the Long Island Sound. Vast power outages plagued the state, in some cases lasting longer than a week. The damage in Massachusetts was primarily concentrated in the northwest region of the state. Heavy rains and high winds resulted in extensive flooding and downed trees. At least five tributaries of the Connecticut River in MA reached 100 year flood stage or above.

Vermont experienced the worst damage with extensive flooding and road washouts. A number of historic covered bridges were damaged, destroyed, or washed away. Many towns in rural regions of the state were left isolated when major roads and highways were closed due to downed trees, damaged bridges, and washed out roads.

In spite of significant damage to the region, flood control dams were credited with preventing even more widespread damage and loss of life. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report estimates that flood control dams prevented more than $30 million in damages across the state during Irene. Some estimates state that flood damage could have been as much as ten times more severe without flood control dams in place.

Images: Above left - NASA Satellite image taken 9/2/2011 showing sediment plume. Above right - Flood damage in Vermont.

To read more visit:
Years After Construction VT Flood Dams Show Worth
Vermont Public Radio: Evaluating the State of Vermont’s Dams

Ball Mtn Dam1 Ball Mtn Dam2

Commissioners visit Ball Mountain Dam, Jamaica, VT, June 2012

More information about Ball Mountain Dam.

Compact
The signatory states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont ratified this Compact in 1953.

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Bylaws
Read or print the CRVFCC Bylaws adopted at the quarterly meeting of the Commission, held at Keene, New Hampshire, June 25, 1954.

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Annual Reports*

2013 Annual Report July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013

2012 Annual Report July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012

2011 Annual Report July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011

2010 Annual Report July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010

2009 Annual Report July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009

2008 Annual Report July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008

2007 Annual Report: July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007

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*CRVFCC archive files were moved to the Connecticut State Archives in March, 2012. For more information visit the CT State Archives website.

Meetings Minutes*

June 2014 DRAFT Meeting Minutes

December 2013 Meeting Minutes

September 2013 Meeting Minutes

June 2013 Meeting Minutes

Independent Financial Review as of June 30, 2012

December 2012 Meeting Minutes

September 2012 Meeting Minutes

June 2012 Meeting Minutes

December 2011 Meeting Minutes

September 2011 Meeting Minutes

June 2011 Meeting Minutes

December 2010 Meeting Minutes

September 2010 Meeting Minutes

June 2010 Meeting Minutes

March 2010 Meeting Minutes

December 2009 Meeting Minutes

June 2009 Meeting Minutes

December 2008 Meeting Minutes

September 2008 Meeting Minutes

December 2007 Meeting Minutes

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*CRVFCC archive files were moved to the Connecticut State Archives in March, 2012. For more information visit the CT State Archives website.

Links of Interest


Clearninghouse for Dam Removal Information (CDRI)
CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Connecticut River Joint Commissions
Connecticut River Watershed Council
Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
MA Department of Conservation and Recreation
MA Water Resources Research Center
National Weather Service, River Forecast Center
NH Department of Environmental Services
US Army Corps of Engineers (US COE)
VT Agency of Natural Resources

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