2017 Flood Plain Updates

On January 24, 2017, the Ashland Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the adoption of ordinance amendments proposed in PA-2017-00024.

On February 7, 2017 the Ashland City Council will hold a public hearing on the same proposed ordinance amendments.  The public hearings will both be held at the Ashland Civic Center, Council Chambers, 1175 East Main Street, Ashland, Oregon at 7:00 p.m. 
The revisions to the Flood Insurance Study and corresponding flood plain maps (links below) were prepared by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This revision updates the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) showing the areas that would be inundated by the one percent annual chance flood (Base Flood or 100- year flood).

The floodplain changes reflected in the new FIRM maps  only impact properties along Neil Creek along the eastern perimeter of the city. The FIRM floodplain designations for the other regulated creeks within Ashland’s City Limits (Ashland Creek, Bear Creek, Kitchen Creek, Tolman Creek, Cemetery Creek, Clay Creek, Hamilton Creek) are unchanged from those previously adopted in 2011.  

The people most directly affected by the issuance of this study are those owning property and/or living in the identified flood hazard areas.

The digital maps will be used by federally-regulated lending institutions and insurance agents in determining who must purchase flood insurance and the cost of that insurance, should it be necessary. In addition, the maps will be used by city and county officials for floodplain management and permitting purposes.
 
The revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps are also available for review at the Community Development Building located at 51 Winburn Way. For additional information concerning these ordinance amendments, call the Ashland Planning Division at 541-488-5305​

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