Floodplain Management Program

The City of Sioux Falls has been a participating regular member in the National Flood Insurance Program since 1979. As a member, the city has adopted regulations in compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program to control development and activities in flood hazard areas.

Goal and Objective

  • Reduce the risk of future flood damage
  • Provide affordable flood insurance

Community Responsibilities

  • Review applications and issue permits.
  • Interpret the boundaries of Flood Hazard Areas.
  • Use best available data when Base Flood elevations are not provided.
  • Determine substantial improvement/damage
  • Interact in variance appeal processes
  • Notify adjacent communities, the State, and the Administrator of Alteration or Relocation to the water course.
  • Ensure Maintenance of Watercourse
  • Conduct inspections
  • Investigate complaints of Code Violations
  • Coordinate Map Amendments and Appeals
  • Maintain for Public inspection all flood permit records i.e. Amendments, Revisions, Fill, Certificates, Elevation
  • Certificates and No-Rise Certificates
  • Maintain Floodplain Maps and Flood Data
  • Maintain and update the Floodplain Management Ordinance
  • Prepare and submit biennial reports

Audio & Video

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Floodplains as a Community Asset

Posted in Floodplains as a Community Asset

Floodplains as a Community Asset   [Watch Video]


Posted in BW12

In October 2013, the Biggert - Waters Reform Act will address changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. For your convenience, we are providing a video presentation which explain...   [Watch Video]

Floodplain Meeting - June 9, 2009

Posted 06/18/2009 in Floodplain Meeting - June 9, 2009

Floodplain Management Meeting - Flood Insurance Program - Question and Answer session
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Sioux Falls Flood Plain

Posted 12/13/2007 in

Sioux Falls Flood Plain   [Watch Video]