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 purchasing property or beginning any project in the floodplain. All development in the floodplain requires a Floodplain Development Permit.

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. You can also visit the National Flood Insurance Program Flood Smart website for additional information about the program.

Download our brochure: Are You Prepared for a Flood?

 Search Elevation Certificates for Existing Structures

Current Stream Gauge Information

The City of Fayetteville currently maintains two stream gauges in cooperation with the United State Geological Survey. Information for these gauges can be found on the USGS webpage. 

The gauges are located on Town Branch at S Armstrong Ave in the southeast portion of the City near the West Fork White River and on Mud Creek at N Gregg Ave in the northwest portion of the City near Clear Creek. Please follow these links to view real time information regarding water levels.