Flood Hazard Mapping.
Mark Taylor has preformed many Flood Hazard Development Permits (FHDP) in the Weld County area: Lone Tree Creek, Crow Creek and Box Elder Creek to name just a few of the local dry creeks. Detailed Flood Plain studies are usually required and are used to determine the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) at the building site. At this site, the buildings are located in the Floodway and only ag exempt buildings may be constructed in the floodway, the other buildings at the site were built before the Flood Plain Map (FIRM) went into effect and meet grandfather clauses. Future development in Floodways is very restricted and the floodways are not generally shown on the Floodplain maps. If there are any questions about a property located in a floodplain talk to a planning department or a civil engineer who has some knowledge about floodplains and floodplain regulations.
Other services provided in the floodplain development are Elevation Certificates (usually for Flood Insurance), Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA), Letters of Map Amendment based on Fill (LOMA-F) and Letters of Map Revision (LOMR).