Floodplain Management

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PURPOSE

The City of Ventura is using this web site to educate, inform, and direct interested parties to regulations, policies, and documents associated with the use of property within the City that is likely to be subject to flooding by stormwater.

ORGANIZATION OF AUTHORITY

FEMA administers a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that establishes Floodways and Zones on maps (FIRM's), imposes Development and Use Standards, and issues Policies of Flood Insurance.

The County Watershed Protection District collects a special property related tax to fund Regional compliance with FEMA's NFIP, to monitor and study regional storm water flows and systems, and to facilitate Regional storm water management cooperation.

The City of Ventura collects information from FEMA, the County Watershed Protection District, and our own storm water management programs, facilitates FEMA NFIP development compliance, and takes enforcement action when required to maintain compliance with FEMA's NFIP standards.

STUDIES AND PROJECTS

CURSORY STUDIES BY COUNTY WATERSHED PROTECTION DISTRICT
The following Adobe PDF files are preliminary studies conducted by the County for the purposes of identifying potentially problematic storm water drainage areas within the City. These are offered for general information purposes only. There is no guarantee of study accuracy and additional review of these types of studies has found gross generalizations that could greatly effect the extent of local flooding.

FEMA STUDIES
These studies and projects are more detailed and are likely to result in formal changes to FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

Levee's certifications (38MB PDF)

HELPFUL SOURCES OF INFORMATION

NEW FEDERAL CHANGES TO FEMA FLOOD PLAIN MAPS IN THE CITY

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has informed the City that proposed changes to the flood plain maps for the City have been published in the Federal Register and are available for public review and comment. In an effort to make this public notice easier for the citizens of the City of Ventura to access the maps and understand the process, links to the maps are listed below. For more information, call Brad Starr at (805) 658-4778 or email at bstarr@ci.ventura.ca.us.

Pierpont Area
Fairgrounds Area
Ventura River
Santa Clara River

Federal Register posting for Ventura County and City Flood Plain Maps as of 3-13-2017.
 

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

Questions and comments regarding this web site and/or the information provided can be logged into MyVenturaAccess so that you can track the progress of your question on-line or sent via e-mail to FPM@CityofVentura.net.