Can I build in the floodplain?
Floodplains are divided into the floodway and flood fringe. Most development activities are not allowed in the floodway, or along the center of the river or creek. In the flood fringe area, buildings and other improvements are allowed, if built to certain standards. These standards include very specific building requirements such as raising the first floor elevation above the 100-year flood elevation and not adding fill.

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1. Can I build in the floodplain?
2. Can I make home repairs or improvements in the floodplain?
3. What is substantial improvement and what does it mean?
4. What is substantial damage?
5. What types of flood hazard zones are shown on a Flood Insurance Rate Map?