Exploring Community Resiliency to Flood Damage Through the Assessment of Flood Mitigation Strategies: a Case Study of Rapid City, South Dakota Thesis uri icon



  • Thesis (M.S., Bioregional Planning)--University of Idaho, June 2014 | Hazard mitigation planning and mitigation strategy implementation can reduce community vulnerability to flood hazards when done properly. Mitigation strategies can aid in community resilience to flooding damages. Existing research has explored these strategies in the comprehensive plan and hazard mitigation plan; however other community plans address this hazard as well. This research investigates flood strategies found in various community plans, stakeholder perspectives on those current strategies, and how climate change may create the impetus for enhanced mitigation strategies in the future. This research explored the spatial distribution of flood mitigation strategies which is important for future prioritization of mitigation strategies.

publication date

  • June 1, 2014