What is a flood plain?

A floodplain is any land area susceptible to being inundated by the collection, pooling, and flowing of water from any source during the course of natural events. Floodplains may be classified as FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) and are located in a 100-year flood zone. The term “100-year flood zone” refers to a flood elevation that has a 1% chance of being equaled or exceeded each year.

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1. What are the City's drainage related responsibilities?
2. What are the resident's drainage related responsibilities?
3. What is the difference between public and private drainage systems?
4. My neighbor has done some work on their lot and now I'm getting more runoff. What can I do?
5. What can I do if there is a significant drainage issue in my neighborhood?
6. Who do I contact for my drainage question that isn't listed here?
7. Is street flooding normal?
8. What is stormwater?
9. What is a flood plain?
10. What is the difference between a storm drain and a sewer?
11. What does impervious mean?
12. What is the difference between detention and retention?