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Public Works

Michael Lee, Director

915 8th Street, Suite 125, Marysville, CA 95901

(530)749-5420 Fax: (530)749-5424


FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Mapping Efforts

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). FEMA develops and provides flood hazard data and maps to local communities such as Yuba County in support of the NFIP. To update these flood maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), FEMA has undertaken a comprehensive nationwide effort called Map Modernization (Map Mod).


Over the last 25 years there have been numerous instances throughout the nation where the assumption of levees being able to contain the 100 year flood event were proven invalid.  FEMA has responded to this by creating a certification process for levees that needs to be completed prior to FEMA recognizing that a levee will contain a 100 year flood event.  The Map Modernization project will require the levees providing flood protection to be certified in order for them to be reflected as providing flood protection in the updated FIRMs.



Visit the Flood Map Modernization Program website to stay up-to-date on the Remapping program.