Floodplain Management

National Flood Insurance Program Participation

As a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program, the city regulates development in its floodplains. Chapter 168: Flood Damage Prevention Code of the Unified Development Code contains floodplain regulations.

In addition to regulating new development, the city assists homeowners, prospective home owners, insurance agents, and real estate agents to help them understand floodplain regulations.

You may contact Alan Pugh, Certified Floodplain Manager, at 479-575-8208 or send an email with any questions you have regarding the floodplain. We encourage you to check with the Development Services Division before beginning any project in the floodplain. All development in the floodplain requires a Floodplain Development Permit.

Interactive Flood Data Map

The City of Fayetteville’s Geographic Information System website has an interactive Flood Data Map which is a useful tool in determining whether a certain property lies in the floodplain. For official flood map information please visit FEMA’s Map Service Center.

What is your risk?

Your chances of being flooded are much greater than some other risks you face daily. If you live in a 100-year floodplain, there is more than a 1 in 4 chance that you will be flooded during your 30-year mortgage. During a 30-year mortgage period you are 27 times more likely to experience a flood than having a fire. This information is from the flood safety website.