Flood Protection Information
Floodplain Management in Douglas CountyFloodplain management remains a significant issue for residents and property owners in Douglas County. Floodplain Management is the responsibility of Douglas County Community Development Staff and includes:
- Providing information about the flood threat caused by Carson River, creeks, ditches, and snow melt in Douglas County (Evacuation Routes);
- Providing copies of filed elevation certificates to requesting parties;
- Providing flood map information related to the flood zones to the public;
- Providing information on how property owners can protect themselves from flood hazards (Nevada Floods. Are You Prepared? - Tips for Douglas County Residents); and
- Providing information on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and constructing in the Special Flood Hazard Areas or Floodplain.
National Flood Insurance Program and Community Rating System
Douglas County participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) in order for property owners to acquire discounted flood insurance. This program is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements. Through participation in this program, residents’ flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from community actions based on:
- Reducing flood damage to insurable properties;
- Strengthening and supporting the insurance aspects of the NFIP;
- Encouraging a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.