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To review the recently released draft CHAMP Floodplain Maps, individuals can access this page or visit the Larimer County website at www.larimer.org/engineering/floodplains. Once at that site, select 'Estes Valley Floodplain Maps' to access the draft maps. For questions and information on navigating the maps, please reach out to the Town's Floodplain Engineer, Jennifer Waters at 970-577-3740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Floodplain Management is a service of the Town to assist, inform, educate, and assist property owners in reducing flood damage. This includes regulatory, mitigation, and resiliency efforts. Regulatory includes mapping, zoning, and building requirements among other areas.
One such area in floodplain management is the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This is a federal program that enables property owners to purchase flood insurance. Established by Congress through the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, the NFIP is operated under the jurisdiction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB). This flood insurance is designed to provide an alternative to federal disaster assistance for property damage caused by floods.
Estes Park joined the NFIP in the early 1970s and since that time, the Town has been active in floodplain management. The goals of the program are to:
By participating in the NFIP, flood insurance is available to local property owners, and the Town is eligible for Federal and State funds following a flood event.