What is a floodplain?

A floodplain is defined as the area adjoining a watercourse which has been or may be covered temporarily by floodwater from a 100-year flood, or 1 percent annual chance flood. For additional information on FEMA flood zones, go here.

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1. What is a floodplain?
2. Do I need flood insurance?
3. Which permits do I need to work in a floodplain?
4. Is my property within a floodplain?
5. My property has never flooded. Why am I required to purchase flood insurance?
6. Where can I learn more about purchasing flood insurance?
7. What can I do to protect my property and belongings in the event of a flood?
8. How do I build adjacent to a floodplain?