The Ohio Floodplain Management Handbook has been provided to assist floodplain managers in improving their understanding of floodplain management and administration of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) criteria within their communities.
Through review of this handbook, floodplain managers can become acquainted with the science of flooding, floodplain mapping, regulations, administrative procedures, and flood insurance. This version of the handbook has been revised and updated to provide detailed guidance necessary to implement an effective community floodplain management program. Model permit documentation has also been revised to more clearly delineate administrative responsibilities and permitting requirements. (These documents have been provided as MSWord files for download and adaptation.)
For more information, please contact the Division of Water at (614) 265-6750 or by writing to: