Floodplain Management

PURPOSE


The City of Ventura is using this web site to educate, inform, and direct interested parties to regulations, policies, and documents associated with the use of property within the City that is likely to be subject to flooding by stormwater.

ORGANIZATION OF AUTHORITY


FEMA administers a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that establishes Floodways and Zones on maps (FIRM's), imposes Development and Use Standards, and issues Policies of Flood Insurance.

The County Watershed Protection District collects a special property related tax to fund Regional compliance with FEMA's NFIP, to monitor and study regional storm water flows and systems, and to facilitate Regional storm water management cooperation.

The City of Ventura collects information from FEMA, the County Watershed Protection District, and our own storm water management programs, facilitates FEMA NFIP development compliance, and takes enforcement action when required to maintain compliance with FEMA's NFIP standards.

OPEN PACFIC COAST STUDY (OPC)
CA COASTAL ANALYSIS AND MAPPING PROJECT (CCAMP)


The Federal Emergency Management Agency has informed the City that proposed changes to the flood plain maps for the City have been published in the Federal Register and are available for public review and comment. In an effort to make this public notice easier for the citizens of the City of Ventura to access the maps and understand the process, links to the maps are listed below. For more information, call Brad Starr at (805) 654-7746 or email at [email protected].

MAPS
Pierpont Area Map
Fairgrounds Area Map
Ventura River Map
Santa Clara River Map

GENERAL
Are You Prepared for a Flood in your Neighbood?
Criteria for Appeals of Flood Insurance Rate Maps
FEMA Scientific Resolution Maps
Floodplains: FAQ
Open Pacific Coast Study
Main FEMA Website Page
Ventura County Flood Information

INSURANCE
2017 Elevations Flood Insurance Costs
Map Changes and Flood Insurance
Myths and Facts about the National Flood Insurance Program
Why You Need Flood Insurance
Flood Insurance - How it Works
Elevation Certificate

NOTICES
Federal Register posting for Ventura County and City Flood Plain Maps as of 3-13-2017.
Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map
Pierpont Address included in new floodplain
May 2017 Notice of Public Meeting

STUDIES AND PROJECTS

CURSORY STUDIES BY COUNTY WATERSHED PROTECTION DISTRICT
The following Adobe PDF files are preliminary studies conducted by the County for the purposes of identifying potentially problematic storm water drainage areas within the City. These are offered for general information purposes only. There is no guarantee of study accuracy and additional review of these types of studies has found gross generalizations that could greatly effect the extent of local flooding.

Sanjon Barranca Study (85MB PDF)
Arundell Barranca Study (22MB PDF)
Prince Barranca Study (52MB PDF)

FEMA STUDIES
These studies and projects are more detailed and are likely to result in formal changes to FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

Levee's certifications (38MB PDF)

FEMA MAP SERVICE CENTER
FEMA Map Center
Frequently Asked Questions
National Flood Insurance Program
Pacific Ocean Mapping Project (CCAMP/OPC)

HELPFUL SOURCES OF INFORMATION


QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS


Questions and comments regarding this web site and/or the information provided can be logged into MyVenturaAccess so that you can track the progress of your question on-line or sent via e-mail to [email protected].