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What do the revised flood maps mean for you?


Last updated 4/9/2020 at 10:41am

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Official regulatory floodplain in Niwot

Readers of last week's Courier won't be surprised to learn that FEMA will soon be implementing new floodplain maps for Boulder County.

But what does that actually mean for the average homeowner?

Some Niwot residents along Dry Creek have lived in a floodplain for years. They attended the county's Jan. 16 information session with one question--would they be required to make changes to their property in response to the new maps?

The simple answer is "no." But Boulder County has received a federal grant to conduct the Floodplain Partners pilot program. This program will help homeowners evaluat...

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