Floodplain Resources

The Natural and Beneficial Functions of the Local Floodplain

Floodplains serve as the natural boundary for flood waters during a flooding event. In other words, floodplains supplement natural drainage channels, rivers, creeks, and streams, by allowing the water a place to go when the floodwaters can no longer flow in their normal channel boundary.

Floodplains also serve to buffer downstream property from additional flooding from flood surges (heavy velocities) during a flooding event.


Other Resources on Flooding

Augusta's Good Neighbor Policy - Adopted by the Augusta Commission March 30, 2011.
Augusta's Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance
Local Flood plain Information

Flood Preparedness (Ready.gov)
Pets Need a Plan Too!
Georgia Emergency Management Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency