Floodplain Management consists primarily of assessing flood risk for structures prior to construction.
State and Federal construction projects are subject to an extensive engineering review that includes hydrologic analysis and environmental impact. This also applies to large commercial projects.
Local construction that falls within a floodplain is regulated by local government using FEMA and EPA standards. This protects watersheds, wetlands, and rivers from sedimentation, and chemical or biological pollution (EPA). And it prevents property losses to citizens that could be significant in the event of a flood (FEMA).
Taos County Floodplain Management Document
105 Albright Street, Suite H
Taos, NM 87571
Ph: (575) 737-6440
Fax: (575) 737-6449
Ordinance No. 2009-01
Resolution No. 2010-46
Instruction to Find Floodplain Maps
Instruction to Find Floodplain Maps for PRP
Guide to Manual Research
Lenders Preferred Risk Policy (PRP)
Preferred Risk Policy Brochure
PRP Extension Eligibility Flowchart
PRP Agent Fact Sheet
Understanding Flood Insurance and Grandfathering Rule