Floodplain Management

Floodplain management is the operation of a community program of preventive and corrective measures to reduce the risk of current and future flooding, resulting in a more resilient community. (Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency (SFHA))

Goals

  • To promote, where practical, the natural functions of the floodplain
  • To mitigate damages to structures in the SFHA from natural flooding events

Objectives

  • Promote, manage, and enforce the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirements and recommendations
  • Promote, manage, and enforce National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements and recommendations
  • Promote, manage, and expand participation in the CRS
  • Promote and manage FIRM information
  • Promote and manage the filing of elevation certificates for structures in the SFHA