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Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE –5/19/2021

RE: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Floodplain Study
CONTACT: Nez Perce County/Alison Tompkins, Planner,, 208-799-3089

Nez Perce County has been working collaboratively with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Idaho State, and local communities to better identify flood risk in the County. This effort includes a new flood study on several streams in the County that will ultimately be used to update the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map and provide the County with valuable flood risk information. Better identification of flood risk helps people determine their own priorities and take steps to reduce risk to lives and property. This data also supports communities in recovery efforts when disaster strikes. The areas of survey include many stream and river corridors in Nez Perce County. To view a map of the areas subject to the FEMA flood study, please see maps provided on the Nez Perce County Flood Program webpage at:

A very important part of accurately assessing flood risk is field surveys to understand how conditions on the ground may impact flooding. FEMA’s contractor, STARR II (represented by Harmony Design and Engineering) will be conducting field surveys in the County during the next few months. The purpose of these surveys is obtaining channel cross-sections, identifying or establishing elevation reference marks, and obtaining the physical dimensions of hydraulic and flood control structures. Survey crews will be in and around the County from April 2021 through August 2021. If you have any questions regarding the survey, place contact Alison Tompkins, Nez Perce County Planner at the phone number or email address provided above.

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Maps of Flood Survey Locations

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