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Floodplain Standards


Floodplain Standards

Flood standards for New Growth Areas were approved by the City Council on May 10, 2004 and became effective on May 25, 2004. Chapter 10 of the Drainage Criteria Manual provides a good overview of these requirements. The full set of regulations and standards can be found below.

Flood Standards for the Existing Urban Area had minor updates on May 10, 2004 and January 9, 2006. These standards can also be found below (see chapters 26.24 and chapter 27.52). The area where each set of standards applies is shown on the Application Area Map (4.6 M) Acrobat Document.

*All documents in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Acrobat Document

Flood Regulations and Standards

Title 26, Lincoln Subdivision Ordinance Title 27, Lincoln Zoning Ordinance Lincoln Design Standards for Zoning and Subdivision Regulations
  • Section 2.05, "Stormwater Drainage Design Standards" for Subdivision Regulations (106 K)
  • Section 2.07, "Flood Design Standards for New Growth Areas" for Subdivision Regulations (31 K)
  • Section 3.06, "Minimum Flood Corridor Design Standards" for Zoning Regulations (32 K)
  • Section 3.07, "Flood Design Standards for New Growth Areas" for Zoning Regulations (27 K)

2006 Flood Ordinance Update

Drainage Criteria Manual

Comprehensive Plan

The documents below are excerpts from the 2025 Lincoln City/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. For the complete 2025 Lincoln City/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, please visit www.lincoln.ne.gov, keyword: COMPPLAN

Background Information

Major Policies and Standards Brochure
No Adverse Impact • No Net Rise • Minimum Flood Corridor • Compensatory Storage • Best Available Information
Overview
Summary
Special Note on Minimum Flood Corridors
Task Force Recommendations for New Growth Areas (187 K) Acrobat Document
Mayor's Floodplain Task Force
ASFPM No Adverse Impact Tabloid Acrobat Document (907 K)
Floodplain Task Force Fact Sheet Handout
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Stormwater/Floodplain Procedures and Requirements