County of Tehama Floodplain
Building Official, CFM
Department of Building
Phone: (530) 527-7002
Fax: (530) 527-2655
A floodplain is the lowland adjacent to a river, lake or ocean.
Floodplains are designated by the frequency of the flood that is
large enough to cover them.
Dams, levees, channels and other protective works are designed
to provide protection against some specific level of flooding.
The "level of protection" is selected based on cost, desire of
the community, potential damage, environmental impact, and other
If you live near a floodplain or a potential flood
hazard area, you may want flood insurance if you don't have it.
Precautions to take in the case of an upcoming flood
Decide if you want to move your belongings to higher ground
or remove them from the site
Remove the most valuable items first
Open all cabinets and drawers, because they tend to swell
and stick shut
Turn off all power to the household - Gas and Electricity to
Turn off all water sources leading to the household to
prevent loss of pressure in the future
Remove or raise items needed for future clean up - hoses,
mops, boots, gloves, lubricants, detergents/soaps, etc.
Floodplain Management Association Website
FMA is the premier venue for floodplain management professionals
interested in reducing flood risk and creating sustainable
floodplains. The association serves as an unbiased forum for
legislature, government, industry and science to advance best
practices, technologies, policies, regulations and legal
strategies, with a focus on California, Nevada and Hawaii.
Flood Insurance Rate Maps
The official map of a community on which FEMA has delineated
both the special hazard areas and the risk premium zones
applicable to the community.
The purpose of this page is to define a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), a commonly used term in floodplain management.
Association of State Floodplain Managers
The mission of ASFPM is to promote education, policies and
activities that mitigate current and future losses, costs and
human suffering caused by flooding, and to protect the natural
and beneficial functions of floodplains - all without causing
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