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Engineering Projects - Floodplains


General Information

Floodplain Development Permit

Floodplain Regulations

Storm Drainage Criteria Manual


Public Works & Natural Resources

Utility Engineering & Technical Services

1100 S. Sherman Street

Longmont, CO 80501

Phone: (303) 651-8328

or email:

Pike, 2004


Loomiller, 2004General Information

This service manages the administration, engineering and planning for the City's storm drainage utility and manages flood control. Administrative duties include developing and implementing operating policies and financial plans, including rate studies. Engineering duties include preparing plans and specifications, administering construction contracts, administering storm drainage regulation requirements, engineering design/review, street/drainage general maintenance and drainage system maintenance. Planning duties include preparing and updating basin drainage plans, capital requirement list and the Storm Drainage Master Plan. This service is also responsible for review of development applications, drainage reports and development construction plans relating to the storm drainage system, and for floodplain control management.

Loomiller, 2005

Floodplain control management maintains the overall efficiency of the City's drainage system. This service is responsible for planning, control and development of drainage facilities to prevent flooding. The goal of this service is to identify locations of current and future drainage/flooding problems within the City and eliminate them. Floodplain management maintains a FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) floodplain rating of 8 so that there is a 10% reduction in floodplain insurance rates for residences and businesses.


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City Floodplain Regulations

The City has adopted floodplain regulations, which set forth the purpose, restrictions, and requirements for floodplain development. For more information, see the City's Municipal Code, Title 20 Floodplain Regulations.

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This page was updated August 19, 2013
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