- Core Focus
- Flood Protection
- Risk Map
The Suwannee River Water Management District is a Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) working to implement the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Risk MAP Plan.
The goal of FEMA’s Risk MAP Plan is to upgrade the flood map inventory panels by:
a) Developing up-to-date flood hazard data for all flood prone areas to support sound floodplain management and prudent flood insurance decisions;
b) Providing the maps and data in digital format to improve the efficiency and precision with which mapping program customers can use this information;
c) Fully integrating FEMA’s community and state Partners into the mapping process to build on local knowledge and efforts;
d) Improving processes to make it faster to create and update the maps; and
e) Improving customer service to speed processing of flood map orders and raise public awareness of flood hazards.
What is a Risk MAP?
Not only is flooding one of the most common and costly disasters, flood risk can also change over time because of new building and development, weather patterns and other factors. FEMA is working with federal, state, tribal and local partners across the nation to identify flood risk and help reduce that risk through the Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program.
Risk MAP provides high quality flood maps and information, tools to better assess the risk from flooding and planning and outreach support to communities to help them take action to reduce (or mitigate) flood risk. Each Risk MAP flood risk project is tailored to the needs of each community and may involve different products and services. Learn more about the goals and long term vision of Risk MAP.
Flood Information Portal and Report Tool
In order to disseminate flood hazard information in an efficient, effective, and easily accessible manner, the District has implemented a publicly available flood hazard web mapping application tool. This application provides maps containing flood hazard and other resource data from the counties in the Suwannee River Water Management District over the internet. Users of this application will be able to easily locate any parcel of interest and print custom maps showing flood hazard areas and other information.
The SRWMD Flood Report provides base flood elevation (BFE) information - select a parcel and get flood zone designations and BFE (100-year) flood elevations, as well as the 2-year and 10-year flood elevations, if available. The tool also provides descriptions of how to interpret the specific FEMA flood zones affecting a property.
This site is for informational purposes only and may not represent the most up-to-date data that is available. This site is a work in progress to provide you with information about flooding sources in your area. It has been compiled from a variety of sources, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), United Sates Geological Survey (USGS), the District, counties, and other agencies.
Please contact the District or the appropriate county for the latest information regarding flooding issues in your area.
Documents are available about the flood mapping program, mapping efforts underway, and models of watershed basins. Please visit our Document Center to view this information.
Flooding Information & Updates
View Flooding Information and Updates on our website.
Prior to using District maps or models, please view the disclaimer.