What is a floodplain?
A floodplain is the area adjacent to a river, creek, lake, reservoir, stream or other waterway that is subject to flooding when there is a significant run-off event.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on specific floodplain information.
- Learn what to do before, during, and after a flood.
- What to do after a flood.
- 2012 Biggert-Waters Reform Act
- Changes in Insurance Rates
- FEMA Map Service Center
- Flood Insurance 101
- Grandfathering Fact Sheets
- Historic Flood Maps
- Homeowners’s Guide to Retrofitting
- Homeowner’s Guide to Elevation Certificates
- How to Make a FIRMette
- How to Request a LOMA or LOMR-F
- Know Your Risk
- LOMA – Out as Shown Instructions
- Understanding Zone D
- What to Know, What to Do
- Your Homeowner’s Insurance Does NOT Cover Floods
- NFIP Transformation Factsheet 2018
Most Homeowner’s insurance does NOT cover flood damage. Go to www.floodsmart.gov and fill out the red form “How can I get covered?” to rate your flood risk, estimate premiums, and find an agent
Resources and Links
- FEMA Map Center
- Idaho Dept of Water Resources – Interactive Maps
- Idaho Dept of Water Resources – Interactive Flood Hazard Map
- Valley County Floodplain Ordinance
- Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors – Roster
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation – Cascade Dam
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation – water flow monitoring
Planning and Zoning Administrator
and Floodplain Coordinator
Cynda Herrick, AICP, CFM0
P & Z Commissioners:
219 North Main Street
PO Box 1350
Cascade, ID 83611