Engineering

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  • Phone: 970-328-3560
    Fax: 970-328-8789

    Engineering
    P.O. Box 850
    Eagle, CO 81631 

    engineering@eaglecounty.us 


Floodplain Mapping

Note: For flood preparedness efforts and sandbagging resources, please see the flooding section under Emergency Management. More on FLOOD SAFETY.

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) aims to reduce flood impacts by providing federally backed flood insurance within communities that enact and enforce floodplain management regulations. The Engineering Department acts as the NFIP floodplain administrator for unincorporated Eagle County (Community # 080051). 

Flood Image 2 The current 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 The maps replace 25 year old maps that no longer represent current conditions.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.

DO I NEED FLOOD INSURANCE?  Assess your flood hazard and contact your insurance provider to see if you are covered.

KNOW YOUR FLOOD HAZARD: Click the link below to access digital floodplain mapping combined with the assessor's parcel data or call us to assist you in determining your flood hazard.

Eagle County GIS Floodplain Mapping  

  • FEMA products referenced on the floodplain mapping (i.e. FIRM panels, LOMR, LOMA) can be found at: FEMA Products

BUILD RESPONSIBLY: 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.

PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY: Click here to review actions you can take to protect your property from flooding.

PROTECT NATURAL FLOODPLAIN FUNCTIONS: An Eagle County Strategic Goal is to 'Protect the Natural Environment.' Consequently, our Stream Setbacks and Water Resource Protection regulation Section 3-340.C.6 requires that the 75' stream setback and 100-year floodplain be protected in their natural state. Please do not grade or remove vegetation in this area without an approved permit.

Floodplain studies available at Engineering Department:

Letters of Map Revision (LOMRs) for Public Review:

Basalt Sanitation District: Case #17-08-1316P-South Side Split (Roaring Fork River) Downstream of SH82

Flood mapping is available in various formats, including:

Available Elevation Certificates (ECs) - Contact the Engineering Department for copies:

  • 2366 S Frontage Rd W, Vail
  • 1 Deer Blvd N, Avon
  • 16 Cabin Creek Ln, Edwards
  • 48 Cattail Wy, Edwards
  • 14 Canyon Ct, Eagle
  • 529 Emma Rd, Basalt
  • 605 Emma Rd, Basalt
  • 1207 Hooks Spur Rd, Basalt