Floodplain Management

Click the links above to explore the District's interactive applications.  FloodView Advanced displays planned and current flood facilities, the location of weather stations throughout Clark County, and floodzone information. FloodZone can show you quickly whether or not your property is located in a 100-year flood zone.

Aerial of Las Vegas valley with stormwater flowing through a flood channel cutting through a neighborhood.

The Regional Flood Control District seeks to effect regulations, criteria and programs that protect the environment and are sound storm water management tools and enhance public awareness of flood safety and other District programs by focusing on the following strategies:

  1. Assist customers to increase their understanding of flood control rules, regulations, and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

  2. Ensure compliance with the Uniform Regulations for the Control of Drainage for all projects that have regional significance.

  3. Provide a sound basis for the expenditure of private, public, and regional monies.

  4. Utilize the best available information in the planning and design of private and public infrastructure.

  5. Promote programs that qualify communities to receive credits under the NFIP’s Community Rating System (CRS).

  6. Cooperate with entities to provide the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with information to facilitate publication of accurate flood insurance rate maps.

  7. Ensure compliance with the District’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

  8. Ensure compliance with the Las Vegas Valley National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit issued by the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection.

  9. Ensure compliance with the minimum requirements of the District’s Hydrologic Criteria and Drainage Design Manual (HCDDM) to produce flood resistant land development and effective flood control infrastructure.

  10. Participate in multi-agency environmental protection efforts.

  11. Collaborate with the entities to develop Emergency Action Plans that provide communities with a safety plan during flood control emergencies.