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Salt Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Background Information

Project Overview


Project Overview

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is undertaking a comprehensive, multi-year initiative to update aging flood hazard maps for communities across the country. As part of this Federal program, FEMA is partnering with the City of Lincoln in cooperation with the Lower Platte South NRD to develop more accurate floodplain information for various streams and channels within the City and its future growth areas, including Salt Creek.

The current FEMA floodplain for Salt Creek is outdated, having been initially developed by the Corps of Engineers in the late 1970's. This was recognized by the Mayor's Floodplain Task Force, which recommended a new, comprehensive floodplain study and FEMA floodplain mapping effort for Salt Creek. The Salt Creek mapping update will produce revised FEMA floodplain maps for Salt Creek using the latest technology and data available to accurately reflect Salt Creek's floodplain. This information will assist in efforts to protect homes and businesses from flood hazards and provide guidance for future development adjacent to the channel.

The mapping project is expected to take approximately one year and to be completed in early 2006. FEMA will then incorporate this information into a more comprehensive, updated digital floodplain map for the City of Lincoln. It is anticipated to take a year or more following the completion of the Salt Creek study for FEMA's formal process before the revised Salt Creek floodplain is reflected on the official FEMA floodplain maps.

The project will include the following major components:

For more information contact Milan Wall with the Heartland Center for Leadership Development at 474-7667.

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Salt Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Background Information