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 The new maps replace 25 year old maps that no longer represent current conditions.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.
Note: These floodplain maps are provided as reference, but are not the all inclusive mapping for Eagle County. For the most current mapping products, please select one of the above mentioned formats.
Letters of Map Revision (LOMRs) for Public Review:
LOMRs pending approval:
McCoy Creek at Arrowhead (March 21, 2013) Part 1 of 3 (11Mb PDF file)
McCoy Creek at Arrowhead (March 21, 2013) Part 2 of 3 (8Mb PDF file)
McCoy Creek at Arrowhead (March 21, 2013) Part 3 of 3 (8Mb PDF file)