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FEMA releases updated floodplain maps – KTVB.com

You may have already seen a floodplain map but don’t let that make you feel complacent. They’ve been updated. You can see the new maps here. These will give you a more up to date view on where floods could happen. You will want to see this if you live in any flood prone area.

Key Takeaways:

  • The biggest difference is what’s happening at the lower elevations,” said Boise State University Hydrology Professor Jim McNamara. “Usually this time of year when precipitation comes it’s rain down low and snow up high.
  • “It’s a higher likelihood than normal,” said McNamara. “I wouldn’t say that we’re at that level yet. The more snow we get the more likely it is but it’s still unlikely.”
  • Ratte says the new technology has given them a more in-depth look at terrain elevations, which is why some may find themselves outside a floodplain when they were inside before.

“The biggest difference is what’s happening at the lower elevations,” said Boise State University Hydrology Professor Jim McNamara. “Usually this time of year when precipitation comes it’s rain down low and snow up high.””

http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/fema-releases-updated-floodplain-maps/395221346