Coastal Smart Growth Home: Getting Started: Floodplain Mapping


Floodplain maps define zones of land based on a 100-year flood event. Floodplain management aims to reduce loss of human life and property damage and to promote flood mitigation to prevent loss and endorse wise use of floodplains.

How to Get Started

Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFM)

The ASFM website is a leading resource for engaging in floodplain management and protection. It contains information about certification for floodplain managers, background and contact information for several committees relevant to floodplains, state and local resources and tools, flood maps and data, national policy and programs, and publications and policy papers.