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Floodplain Mapping Data

Flood Zones definitions on a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panels
Listed by FEMA Map Number. Includes Index maps for Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. To find property-specific flood information, use the FloodZone Interactive Map.

FloodZone Interactive Map

Flood Insurance Study Report
Narrative description of flood hazards including prior flooding information and data on Charlotte-Mecklenburg streams that experience flooding. The Flood Insurance Study (FIS) Report includes text, graphics, flood profiles and tabular data (including Floodway Data Tables) useful in quantifying flood risk for individual properties when combined with the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM.)

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) elevation reference marks
Surveyor benchmarks,  most created in 1999 and 2000. Used for the 2004 FEMA floodplain mapping in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

City Storm Water benchmarks
Excel spreadsheet contains the City of Charlotte Storm Water benchmarks and other survey controls set by the City’s Survey/Mapping/GIS section

Flood Study Engineering Data
Hydraulic and hydrologic analyses and data for flood studies and floodway development

Geospatial files
Geospatial files of flood lines, cross sections, streams from current effective FIRM, current effective FIRM with Letters of Map Revisions (LOMRs) included, and 2004 FIRM

Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA) and Letters of Map Revision based on Fill (LOMR-F) on file
Listed by FEMA case number. To find out if there is a LOMR on record for your property, use the FloodZone Interactive Map.

Elevation Certificates on file
List of elevations certificates approved for buildings in or near FEMA-regulated floodplains