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Floodplain Information


Kane County serves as the local repository for floodplain maps and studies produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Water Resources staff are available to answer questions regarding floodplain management within the unincorporated areas of Kane County and provide access to the FEMA published information.​

​Kane County 2022 Virtual Floodplain Awareness Open House Schedule

​Monday, Sept. 26
​Tuesday, Sept. 27
​Wednesday, Sept. 28
​Thursday, Sept. 29
​Friday, Sept 30
​1:00pm - 2:00pm

 

Anne Wilford

 

General Introduction to Floodplain Awareness

 

What is Floodplain? Common terms used and where can it flood (hint anywhere it rains!)

 

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​10:00am – 11:00am

 

Bryan Christopherson

 

Understanding Active Vs. Passive Flood Protection for Professionals and Business Owners

 

Zoom Invite:

Topic: Understanding Active VS Passive Flood Protection

Time: Sep 27, 2022 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

 

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Meeting ID: 225 630 5895

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10:00am – 11:00am

 

Rob Linke

 

Wetlands

 

Presentation to County residents on what wetlands are, Kane County Wetlands & wetland mapping and do's & don'ts

 

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​10:00am – 2:00pm

 

FEMA and NFIP

 

Substantial D/I  Explained for Realtors and Residents -Ashley Reimann FEMA 

NFIP and Flood Insurance –James Sink FEMA

Elevation Certificates the ins and outs of an EC –information for surveyors, engineers, permitting officials and homeowners –Marilyn Sucoe IDNR

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​12:00pm-1:00pm

 

Jessica Mino

 

Homeowner Stormwater Management (General Audience), steps to take at home including rain gardens, rain barrels, and leaf management

 

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​Kane County OEM videos – links to be posted on

Flood Preparedness


​11:00am – 12:00pm

 

Bryan Christopherson 

 

“Flood Risk Reduction Workshop" the AIA / ASFPM / ICC course for Residents and Business Owners

 

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Zoom Registration


​12:00pm - 1:00pm

 

Jennifer Hammer

 

Detention Basin Maintenance what your HOA and Contractor needs to know. Detention Basin maintenance responsibilities, options and benefits of maintenance.

 

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​1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

Dan Lobbes

 

Conservation Development/Natural Areas Assurance Program

(Professional audience), benefits of conservation-focused development on stormwater management, how to build in successful maintenance

 

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Please join us, for one or all presentations, to learn much more about Floodplain Awareness in Kane County! Please reach out to WilfordAnne@co.kane.il.us or KleeIvy@co.kane.il.us with any questions.

Floodplain Mapping & Insurance


Kane County Water Resources has copies of all current and historic FEMA published "Flood Insurance Rate Maps" (FIRMS). Excerpts from these maps called "Firmettes" may be produced upon request. Please use the "Request for Information​" form to obtain a firmette.

For floodplain maps or insurance information, visit the following pages:

Floodplain Management

For residential improvements in the floodplain:
For any construction or disturbance in the floodplain:

Natural Hazards Mitigation

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​FEMA site

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Floodplain Awareness Flyer