Floodplain

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What’s a Floodplain?

A floodplain is the area next to a creek or river that floods. Learn about the best ways to stay safe in this area and the natural benefits the floodplain has on the environment.

What to Expect

During hurricane season we see severe rain in a short period of time in August and September. Weather like this can happen throughout the year, too.

This can cause creek levels to rise quickly and streambanks to flood. You may see impacts from these storms if your property is in or near: 

  • The floodplain (the area directly next to a river or creek); or,
  • A flood prone area.

This flooding happens naturally and cannot be completely prevented. Impacts include hazardous flooding, water damage, and limited access to and from your home.

Find the Floodplain

Use this interactive map to see if you're in or near the floodplain.

Steps:

  1. Enter your address
  2. View the 'floodplain' layer
  3. Pink and blue represent the floodplain

You can also view our repeat flood map to see where we have safety measures in place (stream gauges and flood warning signs and cameras).

Contact

 

Ben Brown, PE
Stormwater Administrator 
919-996-3515

Department:
Engineering Services
Service Categories:
Stormwater
Related Services:
Floodplain RegulationsTrack Storms with Us

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