Saturday, November 19, 2011
The District’s Flood Hazard Rules
- Regulate uses, activities, and development that, acting alone or in combination, will cause unacceptable flood heights, velocities and frequencies;
- Restrict or prohibit certain uses, activities, and development from locating within areas subject to flooding;
- Require all those uses, activities, and developments that do occur in flood-prone areas to be protected in order to prevent flood damage; and
- Protects individuals from buying lands and structures that are unsuited for intended purposes because of flood hazards.