Be aware that urban storm drain inlets pipes and channels only have the capacity to handle minor rainfall storms. Runoff from major rain events may drain on other flowage routes through your property.
Check the City's, Geospatial Information System (GIS) webpage at https://maps.lincoln.ne.gov/default/index.html?viewer=GISViewer to get a general idea of floodplain locations for Lincoln. You can check with the Building and Safety Department to determine if any portion of your property is in or near a Federal Emergency Management Agency designated flood zone.
For a fee, you may purchase a copy of the original drainage plan for your subdivision, if available, from the City Planning Department, 555 S. 10th Street, Suite 213. Review the drainage pattern shown on the plan to see the general drainage pattern for your area.
Check the plat map and obtain a copy of the deed for your property for any indication of drainage easements (County Assessor's Office, 555 S. 10th Street, 1st Floor-North).
Think carefully about landscaping and improving a property to address drainage issues.
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