Floodplain Management

The Floodplain Unit administers local and federal development rules, meant to limit damage and protect lives, and maintains floodplain maps and models. Leeds floodplains are the areas likely to flood when our creeks rise and flow over their banks. Every creek and lake has a floodplain, regardless of whether it is mapped or not.

Our office maintains floodplain maps and hydrologic and, administers floodplain regulations, provides information to help protect property from floods and reviews applications to build or remodel in the floodplain.

The work we do ensures that Leeds is compliant with FEMA rules, protects lives and properties, and allows Leeds residents access to more affordable, federally-backed flood insurance.