FEMA floodplain mapping/Risk MAP projects underway in Oregon                  

 

March 20, 2017 update

 

Note:  the schedule of many of these projects has been in flux due to budget issues,  levee certification considerations, etc. 

Dates listed are best projections and subject to change.  Download "Project Update" for latest detailed information.

  

 

 

 

    Region

             Action

Status  February, 2017

    Benton Co. - Completed

North Albany Physical Map Revision (5 FIRM panels)

Maps and FIS became Effective December 8, 2016

    Clackamas Co.

Sandy R. Watershed remapping (Lower Columbia-Sandy River)

Sandy River Watershed Preliminary Maps released April 2016; Appeal begins May 2017; projected Effective July 2018

    Clatsop Co.

Remapping (countywide) and Columbia River Estuary modeling

Open coast Preliminary FIRMs released May 16, 2016; Columbia River Estuary to have additional analysis.

    Coos Co.

Remodeling of Zone A areas

Preliminary Zone A area Preliminary FIRMs available November 30, 2016.  Tentative Public meeting Feb 9, 2017

    Curry Co.

Remapping (countywide)

Preliminary maps released August 12, 2016; Public meeting March 1, 2017; projected Effective Summer 2018

    Douglas Co.

New coastal fringe mapping

Draft maps projected Summer 2016

    Harney Co.

Countywide update (digital conversion)

Some new mapping with LiDAR;  project expanded from Silvies watershed to entire county; preliminary maps projected June 2017

    Jackson Co.

Neil Creek Physical Map Revision

Preliminary maps released June 30, 2015; Effective date April 5, 2017

    Jackson Co.

Upper Rogue River Watershed

Preliminary FIRMs released May 30 2016; projected to be Effective December 2017

    Klamath Co.

Countywide update (digital conversion)

Preliminary maps released; public meeting September 2, 2015.  Appeal period delayed to allow for additional data to be submitted and reviewed; possible revised Preliminary update Fall 2016?

    Lane Co

New coastal fringe mapping

Draft maps released August 2016

    Lane Co

Partial Co. Physical Map Revision - CF-MF Willamette; McKenzie R

Internal review, preliminary DFIRM/FIS TBD

    Lincoln Co.

Remapping (countywide)

Preliminary FIRMs released August 5, 2016; several panels to be revised, re-released late 2016

    Malheur Co.

Risk MAP project

“Discovery” late August, 2015; project to be scoped

    Marion Co.

City of Turner FIRM remapping

Preliminary FIRMs released February 2017

    Multnomah Co.

Sandy River Watershed remapping

See above - Clackamas Co.

    Multnomah Co.

Gresham area Physical Map Revision

Project schedule combined with Sandy River Risk MAP project (see above - Clackamas Co.)

    Tillamook Co.

New county mapping

Preliminary maps released December 9, 2016 for non-levee portion of County

    Wasco/Hood R./Sherman Co.s

Mid-Columbia-Hood watershed- some additional communities

New Risk MAP project; “Discovery” July 21, 2015; projects to be scoped

    Washington Co. - Completed

Countywide update (digital conversion)

Effective date of the FIRMs November 4, 2016

    Washington Co.

Tualatin River Watershed

Risk MAP “Discovery” 2012;  new mapping underway in selected areas, Preliminary DFIRM released Dec. 29, 2016

 

 

 

 

Mapping projects


Active Mapping Projects

Update February, 2017

 

 


 

 

 

RISK MAP PROJECTS

in progress

 

Coastal Projects

 

New Mapping for Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, and Curry Counties; coastal Lane County and Douglas County

 

The objective of this Risk MAP Project is to develop a Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for the coastal portions of the state, as part of a national directive (re-delineation of riverine reaches of Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, and Curry Counties will be included).DOGAMI is performing hydraulic analyses for approximately 288 miles, and modeling will include the 100 and 500 year events based on peak discharges. DOGAMI shall also perform new coastal flood hazard analyses for selected populated reaches of the coastlines, including wave/water level analysis overland propagation of wave heights analyses, and wave run-up. Discovery meetings with communities will identify specific issues and needs. Project time frame is 2011-2017.

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Clatsop County (Open Coast** only)

Activities

Actual or Projected Date

Discovery Meeting

Fall 2012

Preliminary DFIRM and FIS Release

Summer 2014

Prelim. FIRMs/CCO meeting date

June 15 2016

Appeal Period start

  May 2017*

Issue Letter of Final Determination

December 2017*

DFIRM and FIS become Effective

May 2018*

 *Projected

 

Comments:  

 

Early in 2015 the production of the preliminary maps were placed on-hold for the following reasons:

- ongoing coordination and collaboration to resolve concerns with the draft coastal analysis in the Columbia Estuary,

- ongoing assessments of non-accredited levees, and

- insufficient funding to address minor issues with the Zone A modeling and to break up the study into two parts separating the Columbia River Estuary area from the rest of the county.

 

**FEMA has released preliminary maps for the open coast only.  Study continuing on the Columbia Estuary and some inland waterways - these preliminary maps will be released sometime in 2017.

 

 

Project Update  Open Coast - November 9, 2016

 

Project Update  Columbia Estuary  - September 19, 2016

 

Publications:      

Discovery Report (Risk MAP) October 10, 2012;

Risk Report (Risk MAP) June 30, 2014

For PRELIMINARY Maps and Flood Insurance Study - FEMA Flood Map Service Center (search all products)

FEMA Flood Study Open House Presentation  August 15, 2016

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Coos County

Activities

Actual or Projected Date

Discovery Meeting

May 12 2016

Flood Study Review Meeting and Draft FIRMs

May 12 2016

Prelim. FIRMs

November 30, 2016

Public Meeting

Feb. 9, 2017, details to come

DFIRM and FIS become Effective

Spring 2018*

 *Projected

 

The County was updated in 2009 as part of the Map Modernization initiative, but was selected as a Risk MAP "all hazards" demonstration project with DOGAMI (Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries) as the contractor. project includes high-resolution coastal topographic data development using lidar (light detection and ranging), flood insurance rate maps (FIRM) re-delineation, hydraulic coastal flood analysis, and integration of multiple natural hazard data layers. Flood Insurance Rate Maps became effective March 17, 2014.

 

The County was revisited with a new Discovery effort (May 12, 2016) to complete the All-Hazards analysis, and Preliminary FIRMs for the Approximate Zone A areas of the County were released November 30, 2016.  See Coos Co Zone A Mapping Overview Map

   

 

 Project Update, November 28, 2016

 

Publications:

Discovery Report (Risk MAP) September 6, 2016;    

Flood Risk Report (Risk MAP- Feb. 28, 2011 (limited in scope) 

Flood Risk Review Meeting May 12, 2016

 

For PRELIMINARY Maps and Flood Insurance Study - FEMA Flood Map Service Center (search all products)

Coos County SFHA Change Interactive Viewer showing change in Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) between Effective and Preliminary

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Curry County

Activities

Actual or Projected Date

Discovery Meeting

September 2012

Flood Study Review Meeting and Draft FIRMs

August 2016

Preliminary FIRMs

August 12, 2016

Public meeting

March 1, 2017

DFIRM and FIS become Effective

 Summer 2018*

*Projected

 Project Update, February 7, 2017 

Publications:

Discovery Report, Draft (Risk MAP) March 20, 2013;   

Flood Risk Report (Risk MAP) Pending 

For PRELIMINARY Maps and Flood Insurance Study - FEMA Flood Map Service Center (search all products)

Curry County SFHA Change Interactive Viewer showing change in Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) between Effective and Preliminary

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Douglas County (Coastal only)

Activities

Actual or Projected Date

Discovery Meeting

August 2014

Flood Study Review Meeting and Draft FIRMs

Summer 2016

Prelim. FIRMs/CCO/Public meeting

TBD

Resilience Meeting

TBD

DFIRM and FIS become Effective

Spring 2018*

 *Projected

 

Comments:

 

1) Area focus the coastal fringe and about 20 miles inland

 

2) Reedsport levee certification in process

 

  

Publications:

  

Discovery Report Draft  (Risk MAP) August 13, 2014;  

 

Risk Report (Risk MAP) - not available yet

 

 

FEMA Draft Map Flood Study Presentation, August 16, 2016

 

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Lane County (Coastal only)

 

Activities

Actual or Projected Date

Discovery Meeting

June 2013

Flood Study Review Meeting and Draft FIRMs

Summer2016

Prelim. FIRMs/CCO/Public meeting/90-day Appeal Period Start Date

TBD

Resilience Meeting

TBD

DFIRM and FIS become Effective

TBD

 *Projected 

 

Comments:

1) Area focus the coastal fringe and about 20 miles inland (Mapleton area)

 2) Coastal analysis completed; mapping started

 

Publications:                

  

Discovery Report  (Risk MAP) July 31, 2013

 

Flood Risk Review Meeting, August 16, 2016

 

 

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Lincoln County

Activities

Actual or Projected Date

Discovery Meeting

2012

Flood Study Review Meeting and Draft FIRMs

Summer 2014

Risk MAP Risk Report

May 2016*

Preliminary FIRMs

August 5, 2016

Letter of Final Determination

Spring 2017*

DFIRM and FIS become Effective

Winter 2017*

 *Projected

 

 

Comments:

Some Preliminary FIRMs found to have errors - to be revised and re-delivered November 2016 timeframe.

Project Update, December 2, 2016 

Publications: 

Discovery Report (Risk MAP) November 20, 2012;  

Risk Report (Risk MAP) June 30, 2014; 

For PRELIMINARY Maps and Flood Insurance StudyFEMA Flood Map Service Center (search all products)

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Tillamook County

Activities

Actual or Projected Date

Map Mod meeting: Open House

May 12, 2010

Discovery Meeting

July 20, 2011

Flood Study Review Meeting and Draft FIRMs

April 2, 2014

Preliminary FIRMs

December 9, 2016

Letter of Final Determination

December 2017*

Maps and FIS become Effective

May 2018*

 *Projected

 

Comments:

 

1. Project complicated: started as a Map Mod project; then incorporated a federal mandate to remap the coastlines; transitioned to a Risk MAP project; then considered the effects of an Appeal; now adjusting to a new national levee policy; and incorporates re-delineated riverine mapping based on LiDAR.

 

 

Project Update, February 6, 2017

Publications:     

Discovery Report (Risk MAP) October 23, 2012

Risk Report (Risk MAP) June 30, 2014

For PRELIMINARY Maps and Flood Insurance StudyFEMA Flood Map Service Center (search all products)

 


 

 

Inland Risk MAP Projects

 

Lower Columbia/Sandy River Watershed

This study is focused on the Sandy River Watershed in the area of Brightwood to the Zigzag as well as the lower Sandy River continuing into Clark County. The Upper Sandy River is strongly migrating and unpredictable and the location of recent destructive flooding. Work includes redeliniation based on lidar topography as well as new studies in selected areas.

 

Activities

Actual or Projected Date

Risk MAP Discovery

March 28, 2012

Flood Study Review Meeting/Draft Maps

July, 2013

Preliminary DFIRM and FIS Release

April 2016

Consultation Coordination Officers (CCO) Meeting

May 5, 2016

Risk MAP Resilience Workshop

Summer 2017*

Maps and FIS become Effective

July 2018*

 *Projected

 

Update - Mandatory 90-Day Appeal Period to begin in April 2017

  

Project Update, February 14, 2017

 

 

Publications:

 

Discovery Report (no date);

Risk Report not available yet

 

 

For PRELIMINARY Maps and Flood Insurance StudyFEMA Flood Map Service Center (search all products)

 

FEMA Flood Study Community Coordination (CCO) Presentation May 5, 2016

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Harney County

This project was originally focused on the Silvies River Watershed only, but all of Harney County was added due to the complexity of the drainage area and concern over large areas of approximate mapping. Re-delineation of detailed flood zones (Zone AE) using lidar is in progress, and new lidar is being added.  For the revision of approximate flood zones (Zone A) DOGAMI is developing updated hydrologic data.

 

Activities

Actual or Projected Date

 Risk MAP Scoping Meeting

June 15, 2011

 Flood Study Kick-Off Meeting

March 20, 2012

 Flood Risk Review Meeting/Draft Maps (First)

May 17, 2013

 Flood Risk Review Meeting/Draft Maps (Second)

September 2016*

 Preliminary DFIRM/FIS Release

March 2017*

 Consultation Coordination Officers (CCO) Meeting

June 2017*

 Public Meeting/Workshop

August 2017*

 Maps and FIS become Effective

Fall 2018*

 *Projected Project update March 8 2017

 

Project Update, March 8, 2017

 

 

Discovery Report and Risk Report not available yet

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Jackson County - Neil Creek (SE of Ashland)

This project involves abut 7 miles of Neil Creek directly SE of Ashland, and is to correct inaccuracies stemming from the 2011 Map Modernization project. The preliminary FIRMs for this project were released on June 30, 2015.

 

 

A Public meeting for this project was held September 14, 2015; Preliminary maps become Effective April 5, 2017.

 

 

Project Update, November 25, 2016

 

 

For PRELIMINARY Maps and Flood Insurance StudyFEMA Flood Map Service Center (search all products, Jackson County, all jurisdictions, pending products)

 

FEMA Flood Study Community Coordination Officer (CCO) Presentation August 5, 2015

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Jackson County - Upper Rogue Watershed

This study is focused on the Upper Rogue River Watershed in Jackson County.  Work includes redelineation based on lidar topography as well as new studies in selected areas.

 

Activities

Actual or Projected Date

Risk MAP Discovery

June 1, 2011

Flood Study Kick Off Meeting

August 18, 2014

Flood Study Review Meeting/Draft Maps

April 16, 2015

Preliminary DFIRM and FIS Release

June 1, 2016

Appeal Period Start/End

Nov 2 2016/Jan 31 2017

Letter of Final Determination (LFD)

June 2017*

Maps and FIS become Effective

December 2017*

 

 *Projected

 

 Comments:

This is the first official Risk MAP project in Oregon.  The "Discovery" meeting was held in Eagle Point in June, 2011, but the project was delayed due to budget and some re-scoping.  Back on track, draft maps were reviewed by the communities in April, 2015.

Project Update, February 1, 2017

  

Publications:

 

Discovery Report 2011

 

Upper Rogue Watershed Flood Risk Report

  

For PRELIMINARY Maps and Flood Insurance StudyFEMA Flood Map Service Center (search all products)

  

FEMA Flood Study Open House Presentation  July 13, 2016

 

 

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Klamath County

 

Digital transfer, re-delineation, and new mapping of detailed flood zones using lidar as base topography. 

Public meeting was held in Klamath Falls,  September 2, 2015.

 

NOTE: Possible revision to some maps - see map update below

 

Preliminary maps can be downloaded: https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/prelimdownload/

 

Klamath County SFHA Change Interactive Viewer showing change in Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) between Effective and Preliminary (2015 Preliminary maps)

 

Activities

Actual or Projected Date

 Risk MAP Scoping Meeting

April 1, 2010

 Flood Study Kick-Off Meeting

March 20, 2012

Flood Risk Review Meeting (FRR)/Draft Maps

September 24, 2013

Preliminary DFIRM/FIS Release

July 21, 2014

Consultation Coordination Officers (CCO), Public Meetings

Summer 2015

Additional Data Collection/Mapping

2016*

Revised Preliminary

TBA

*Projected

 

Klamath Co mapping

 

 

 Project Update, May 17, 2016

 

Discovery Report and Risk Report not available yet

 

PRELIMINARY Maps and Flood Insurance StudyFEMA Flood Map Service Center (search all products)

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Marion County - City of Turner and surrounding area

Floodplain Mapping Study: 4.7 New/Restudied Zone AE Miles (Mill Creek, Turner Bypass, Levee Overflow)

 

Preliminary maps can be downloaded: https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/prelimdownload/

 

Activities

Actual or Projected Date

   

Project Kick-Off Meeting

November 9, 2016

   

Preliminary DFIRM/FIS Release

February 14, 2017

Public Meeting/Open House

May/June 2017*

Letter of Final Determination (LFD)

Early 2018*

Maps and FIS become Effective

Spring/Summer 2018*

*Projected

 

 

 Project Update, February 14, 2017

 

Turner Project Kick-Off Meeting Notes Nov 2016   November 9, 2016; 

PRELIMINARY Maps and Flood Insurance Study - FEMA Flood Map Service Center (search all products)

Turner SFHA Change Map download -  Map showing change in Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) between Effective and Preliminary 

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Washington County - Tualatin River Watershed

Floodplain Mapping Study: The scope was set based on information collected during discovery. The current scope includes 30.4 miles of detailed hydraulic analysis and 2.2 miles of approximate analysis all within the Tualatin Watershed.  See Index Map for Project Area

 

Preliminary maps can be downloaded: https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/prelimdownload/

 

Activities

Actual or Projected Date

 Risk MAP Scoping Meeting

Sept 24, 25, 2012

 Flood Study Kick-Off Meeting

March 20, 2012

Flood Risk Review Meeting (FRR)/Draft Maps

September 24, 2013

Preliminary DFIRM/FIS Release

Dec. 29, 2016

Public Meeting/Open House

Early 2017*

Letter of Final Determination (LFD)

Summer 2017*

Maps and FIS become Effective

winter 2017/2018*

*Projected

 

 

 Project Update, December 29, 2016

 

Publications:

Discovery Report  (Risk MAP) April, 2013; Note: Discovery Report included the Lower Willamette Watershed; only the Tualatin River Watershed was pursued as a Risk MAP project.

Risk Report not available yet

PRELIMINARY Maps and Flood Insurance StudyFEMA Flood Map Service Center (search all products)

Tualatin R Watershed SFHA Change Interactive Viewer showing change in Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) between Effective and Preliminary 

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Washington County Map Modernization (began in 2007) - COMPLETED

 

This is a legacy Map Modernization project.  Preliminary maps were released in 2007 but a series of corrections, an Appeal, and other delays have slowed the project.  All hurdles have  been cleared and the project May 4, 2016 begun the final the final six-month community ordinance review period, with maps and Flood Insurance Study to be effective November 4, 2016.

 

Preliminary maps can be downloaded: https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/prelimdownload/

 

Activities

Actual or Projected Date

   
   
   

Preliminary DFIRM/FIS Release (with subsequent delays)

September 28, 2007

Informal Public Meeting/Open House

March 17, 2016

Letter of Final Determination (LFD)

May 4, 2016

Maps and FIS become Effective

November 4, 2016

*Projected

 

 

 Project Update, July 27, 2016

 

Final Maps and Flood Insurance StudyFEMA Flood Map Service Center (search all products)

 

 


 

RISK MAP PROJECTS, starting up in 2015/2016

 

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 Middle Columbia-Hood Watershed

Discovery meeting was held in The Dalles July 21, 2015

Discovery Report

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  Malheur County

Discovery meeting was held in Ontario August 25, 2015

Discovery Report

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 Mid-Willamette River Watershed

Discovery meetings held April 18-20, 2016

Project map...

Discovery Report

 


Physical Map Revision projects

 

Lane County Partial-Remap (Coast, Middle Fork Willamette, and McKenzie River)

Lane County has two areas in partial remap - the Upper Willamette River area (roughly south of Cottage Grove to Springfield, and then the McKenzie River area). The coastal area is a separate Risk MAP project (see above).  The Upper Willamette project, contracted to USACE, has been mapped but is delayed due to levee and other considerations.  More to come... 

 Project Update, September 13, 2016

 Publications:

No Discovery Report or Risk Report will be produced for this project

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 North Albany Physical Map Revision - COMPLETED

 

-New Flood Insurance Rate Maps become Effective December 8, 2016-

 

In 2010 the City of Albany retained a contractor to review the FIRMs for North Albany to review possible floodplain characteristics and revise possible inaccuracies. For details see: http://www.cityofalbany.net/departments/public-works/engineering/north-albany-floodplain-study

 

 

Project Update, September 22, 2016

 

 Final Maps and Flood Insurance Study - FEMA Flood Map Service Center (search all products)

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 Gresham Physical Map Revision

Schedules for the Gresham Letter of Final Determination (LFD) and Effective dates will be aligned with the Lower Columbia-Sandy Watershed Risk MAP project

 

 Gresham Area Project Map

 

 PRELIMINARY Maps and Flood Insurance Study - FEMA Flood Map Service Center (search all products, Multnomah County, City of Gresham, preliminary products)

City of Gresham PMR Open House - July 30, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact for Oregon Risk MAP

The Department of Land Conservation and Development is the lead on the Oregon Risk MAP project. To reach the program coordinator contact:

Stephen Lucker
635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150
Salem, OR 97301-2540

stephen.lucker@state.or.us