Corps of Engineers to Reopen Buchanan County Floodproofing and Acquisition Application Period

Published July 18, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District announces the immediate reopening of the application period for the voluntary Section 202 Flood Risk Reduction project that recently closed to those properties in Buchanan County, Va. that have been previously identified as eligible.

Public Workshops will be announced in the near future to answer questions and accept applications.

The county is included in the Section 202 program because the April 1977 flood which caused damages in the Buchanan County project area.  Section 202 was authorized by the Energy and Water Development Appropriation Act of 1981 and amended by Section 352 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-303) and by Section 336 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-541), as a response to flooding in the Tug and Levisa Fork basins. The minimum level of protection afforded to the voluntary nonstructural participant is equivalent to the April 1977 flood or 1% annual exceedance event (100-year), whichever is greater. This project encompasses those areas of Buchanan County except for the Town of Grundy, which was addressed previously in a separate Huntington District Flood Risk Management project.

Additional information may be found at the following Corps of Engineers website:

For further information, contact 1-888-841-9649.

Release no. 22-020