Flood Mitigation Master Plan

The Planning Process

The City of Lincoln is always looking for ways to reduce flood risk. The Flood Mitigation Master Plan is just one of several initiatives that focuses on flood risk reduction measures that will reduce damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure in future flood events. Each initiative has a different area of focus, but all have the same goal: A safer Lincoln.

The plan helps identify ways that the city can reduce flood risk for residents and businesses. This plan builds on the 2020 Lower Platte South Natural Resources District Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, and was created following guidelines outlined in FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS). The City is already enrolled in the CRS as a Class 5 community. Participating in the program has reduced flood insurance rates for businesses and residents by 25%.

The Flood Mitigation Master Plan assessed risk and identified actions to reduce long term flood risk to human life, local properties, and the environment. Through the planning process, the City of Lincoln promoted public awareness of flood hazards and the community’s response to flooding. To assist with the identification of flood hazards and mitigation opportunities, the City and project partners sought technical assistance from the community, and state and federal agencies.

Public Involvement

The goal of the public involvement process was to both inform and seek input regarding Lincoln’s flood risk. The process included opportunities for the public to comment on the Flood Mitigation Master Plan during its development and before its approval.

  • The Planning Team was led by the City of Lincoln with support from the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District. The team met six times over the course of a year.
  • Two public meetings were held at locations within the floodplain, as well as other outreach efforts, such as webcasts, mailings, and surveys.


August 2021

  • Planning Committee Meeting #1

    August 5, 2021, 2 p.m.

September 2021

October 2021

  • Planning Committee Meetings #2 and #3

    October 21, 2021

February 2022

  • Planning Committee Meeting #4

    February 22, 2022

March 2022

  • Planning Committee Meeting #5

    March 19, 2022

June 2022

  • Planning Committee Meeting #6

    June 30, 2022

August 2022

  • Planning Committee Meeting #7

    August 17, 2022

September 2023

  • Public Meeting #2

    September 26, 2023, 5:30 p.m. Belmont Recreation Center

    Meeting materials: BrochureDisplay BoardsDraft Master Plan

  • Additional engagement efforts and community outreach

October 2023

  • Additional engagement efforts and community outreach

November 2023

  • Draft plan finalized

Project Contacts

Final Report

The City of Lincoln, in-partnership with the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, has created this Flood Mitigation Master Plan (FMMP) to identify actions that can help reduce the negative impacts caused by flooding and protect the natural and beneficial functions of the floodplains in the City.

Documents in PDF format PDF

3 Risk Assessment (2.58 M)

List of Tables