A floodplain is an area of land adjacent to a stream or river, which is naturally subject to flooding.
As an owner, or prospective owner, it is vital you are aware of where the floodplain is in relationship to your property.
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The City of Watertown Engineering Department is happy to assist you in any way we can. In addition to contacting our office at (920) 262-4060 or visiting us in person on the second level of City Hall (106 Jones Street, Watertown, WI), the following are additional resources you may find helpful:
City of Watertown Floodplain and Shoreland-Wetland Zoning Code
Watertown Flood Information Brochure
Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)
Books pertaining to floodplains: available at the Watertown Public Library. You may either visit the library in person at 100 S. Water Street, Watertown, WI or search for "floodplain" on their website at the following link - http://www.watertownpubliclibrary.org/
FEMA Flood Map Service Center
Homeowner Floodplain FAQ's - from FEMA's website
Wisconsin DNR Floodplain Management
Wisconsin DNR Floodplain Management Interactive Maps
Rock River Flood Inundation Mapping
Articles (please click on the article name)
National Flood Insurance Program
Floodplain Information for Kids
FEMA for Kids: Know the Facts!
Floodplain Coloring Activity Sheet
Water Cycle Coloring Sheet
Activity Sheets - Floods and Floodplains
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