Floodplain / Flood Zone Information
Flood Zone Information
The Division of Planning and Zoning, through Chapter 23 - Zoning (PDF) of the Stevens Point Municipal Code, regulates development within floodplain areas within the City of Stevens Point. Local officials are not required to provide flood zone determinations, but they are required to provide assistance to property owners.
- Frequently Asked Questions and their answers are listed below.
- If you have other questions, please visit the FEMA website.
2015 Letter of Map Revision
In May of 2015, FEMA, the DNR, and the City finalized an amendment to the mapped floodplain along the east side of the Wisconsin River which removed several properties from the 100 year floodplain and reclassified them to "Area with Reduced Flood Risk Due to Levee." Affected property owners should contact their insurance and/or mortgage companies to determine the status of their flood insurance as it pertains to their property.
The successful LOMR process was a result of the generous cooperation of VERSO and Consolidated Water Power Company allowing the City of Stevens Point to construction the additional Seawall on top of the existing Consolidated Water Power Company Seawall.
Resources for Residents of the Former Floodplain
- Have properties along the east side of the Wisconsin River been removed from the 100 year floodplain?
- When and how can property owners in the former 100 Year Floodplain quit paying flood insurance?
- Will property owners in the former 100 Year floodplain receive a notice from FEMA?
- What is the Flood Zone for Stevens Point?
- What is a "flood zone determination" as it relates to a mortgage?
- How do lenders find flood zone determination companies?
- If a property owner disagrees with the lender's determination that the property is in a floodplain, what can be done?
- How do the LOMA or LOMR-F process and the LODR processes work?
- Are local officials liable for making flood zone determinations?