Note: For flood preparedness efforts and sandbagging resources, please see the flooding section under Emergency Management.
The Engineering Department acts as the Floodplain Manager for the county. Eagle County participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which makes flood insurance available to citizens of unincorporated Eagle County.
New Eagle County Floodplain Maps were adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on Jan. 4, 2005, and were adopted by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) on December 4, 2007. The new maps replace 25 year old maps that no longer represent current conditions. The maps cover the Eagle River from Dowd Junction to its confluence with the Colorado River, the Colorado River from its confluence with the Eagle River to the Garfield County line, and the portion of the Roaring Fork River located in Eagle County. The new floodplain maps are listed by river.
Several floodplain studies are available in the Engineering Department. Available studies include:
Flood mapping is available in various formats, including:
Any development activity in a designated floodplain is regulated by Chapter II, Article 3 - Zone Districts of the Eagle County Land Use Regulations and requires a Floodplain Permit. Please note that new floodplain regulations have been updated as of Jan. 7, 2014. The revised flood regulations are available in Resolution 2014-002 - Eagle County Land Use Regulation Amendment for the Floodplain Overlay Zone District.
Letters of Map Revision (LOMRs) for Public Review:
Stone Creek Flood Hazard Mitigation Project, EagleVail, CO. Case number 15-08-0620P.