Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance
Environmental Suitability Assessment
Floodway
Description

The channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than a designated height. See Figure A-2: Floodplain-Floodway Schematic.

Reasons for including
  • Preserve corridors for flood flows
Development Information

   Considerations: 
  • Engineering 'no rise' certification or mitigate
  • No new construction for human habitation
   Contacts: 
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
    9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 300
    Kansas City, MO. 64114-3372
    Telephone: (816) 283-7063
  • Brian Dunnigan
    Deputy Director, Head, Floodplain/Dam Safety Division
    Ne Dept. of Natural Resources
    301 Centennial Mall South
    Lincoln, NE 68509-4676
    P (402) 471-3934
    F (402) 471-2900
Implementation Information

   Concepts: 
  • Floodplain Management Districts
   Examples: