The State of Maryland in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been systematically updating Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for communities over the past several years. Maryland’s Flood Risk Application helps citizens determine their current flood risk based on effective Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and assess future flood risk based on preliminary Digital FIRMs (DFIRMs). The application will also prompt users to launch a Flood Risk Guide, which will help users determine whether flood insurance is required or recommended for their property and how to obtain insurance if they do not already have it.
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MERLIN Online (Maryland’s Environmental Resources and Land Information Network) is a one-stop shop for environmental resources data in Maryland. MERLIN Online allows a user to create a map for any location in Maryland, including their choice of base map and user selectable data. Users can point a location on the map and receive information about that site. Another powerful feature of the system is access to information that helps to better understand the data being viewed, such as the origin of the data, how it was created, accuracy and age. MERLIN Online was developed to help users make better informed decisions.
The Stream Health map provides Maryland’s citizens with a tool for reviewing the health of their local stream, or any stream statewide that has been part of sampling and evaluation efforts. Additionally, information is provided on the presence or absence of stream buffers and the amount of impervious surface – two important determinants of stream health.
The Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund provides resources for the control and abatement of nonpoint source pollution (nps). The Trust Fund Mapper was designed to allow the public to track implementation of locally driven nps reduction projects and strategies as well as locate these projects within their own watersheds and counties. Priority funding is given to those geographic areas with the highest nutrient loads to the Bay and these priority funding areas are also available through the Trust Fund Mapper.