Shawnee County Floodplain Management

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Floodplan Introduction

Floodplain Introduction

This website provides Shawnee County residents with information and resources regarding flooding, and provides easy access to Shawnee County’s regulations and programs related to flooding and floodplain management.

Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins across multiple counties. It is important to be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live. Even very small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds, or low-lying ground that appears harmless in dry weather can flood.

Additional information on flood maps, flood insurance coverage and requirements, flood protection measures, flood safety, and property and building protection is available at the Shawnee County Planning Department as well as the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library. Many resources are also made available for free through this website.