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Floodplain Information

The Public Open House held April 5, 2017 was a success with approximately 100 Barton County Landowners participating in the event.  The public comment period has ended and preliminary maps were distributed to the communities on July 28, 2017. A 90 day appeal period will begin in late 2017. Use the links below to find information about the mapping process.

Barton County Floodplain Map
Link to the current floodplain map. This map will be in effect until the new map is adopted in late 2018/early 2019.

Cow Creek Draft Floodplain Map
Link to the draft map showing the proposed changes to the floodplain map in the Cow Creek Watershed.

Cow Creek Watershed Mapping Project
Link to an overview of the mapping project.  Find information on the timeline, floodplain panels, kickoff meeting presentation, and other helpful items.

Cow Creek Open House Information
Link to the Open House and Contact Information Sheets

Cow Creek Barton County FEMA Fact Sheets
Link to the FEMA Fact Sheets for Barton County

Barton County Floodplain Management Resolution 2013-17

Barton County Floodplain Application (Fillable Form)

The purpose of a Floodplain Development Permit is to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare, and to minimize flood losses by applying provisions designed to:

     Restrict or prohibit uses which are dangerous to health, safety or property in times of flood or cause undue increases in flood heights or velocities.

     Require that uses vulnerable to floods, including public facilities which serve such uses, be provided with flood protection at the time of initial construction.

     Protect individuals from buying lands which are unsuited for intended purposes because of flood hazard.


National Floodplain Insurance Program Information:

    FloodSmart--https://www.floodsmart.gov   Ph. #1-888-379-9531

    NFIP Flood Service Center--https://www.nfipservices.com   Ph. #1-800-638-6620


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