Flood Plain Management
BFA’s engineers and Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) can assist and guide your community through wise floodplain management decisions. Flood-prone areas can be used to add great value to communities without risking property or human life. There are also monetary advantages to good floodplain management through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Community Rating System (CRS).
Certified and Professional Credentials
- Registered Professional Engineers
- Certified Floodplain Managers
- Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control
Washington, MO - FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Analysis (2011)
BFA was contacted by the City of Washington, MO to review, comment on, and reevaluate the Preliminary FIRMs for the City. This analysis required a great deal of communication between the City of Washington, FEMA, The Army Corps of Engineers, and BFA. In the end BFA was able to reduce the flood elevation by up to 2 feet in some areas which resulted in the removal of many properties that were initially in the floodplain, saving the value of many residences, businesses, and City owned property.
The revised maps, effective October 18, 2011, can be found in our Document Library.
The FEMA Map Service Center mentioned above contains information regarding the use of the National Flood Hazard Layer Web Map Service (WMS) in Google Earth. Below are instructions and the necessary .kmz file.