The purpose of this guide is to provide options for communities seeking to implement floodplain regulations which reduce flood damage and overall impacts of floods. This guide is not a substitute for for a set of community floodplain regulations; rather, it is a guide to enhancing existing regulations.
Guide to floodplain management and model regulations to protect floodplains.
Section of Kennett Township (Chester County) zoning ordinance that includes supplemental regulations for natural resources such as steep slopes, floodplains, wetlands, woodlands, and riparian buffers.
This publication presents the provisions necessary to comply with the requirements of Section 60.3 (d) of the National Flood Insurance Program as well as the PA Flood Plain Management Act (Act 166-1978). It does NOT contain everything necessary or desirable for good floodplain management.
To participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a municipality must enact a code or ordinance, which at a minimum, meets the floodplain management requirements established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This publication provides additional information.