Floodplain Information

Regulatory Floodplains

The Cache la Poudre River is the primary regulatory floodplain within the City of Greeley. However, multiple other regulatory floodplains exist within incorporated Greeley, including the South Platte, Sheep Draw, Coal Bank Creek, Ashcroft Draw, John Law Ditch, and Sand Creek.

View the floodplain map here.

Floodplain Resources

The City of Greeley is a member of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Among other benefits, Greeley’s membership allows property owners to purchase flood insurance from the NFIP and makes our community eligible for federal disaster assistance and federal grants for flood hazard mitigation. This also means any development within regulatory floodplains in Greeley are subject to FEMA regulations (44 CFR § 60.3) and Greeley Municipal Code (Chapter 8, Article III, Division 2 – Floodplain Overlay District).

The City regulates floodplains depicted on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). These FIRMs depict the expected extent of flooding as a result of the 1% Annual Chance Flood (formerly referred to as the 100-year flood). Meeting NFIP requirements in the floodplain is the most cost-effective way to reduce the flood risk to buildings and infrastructure.

Use this tool to look up properties and see where they are in the floodplain.

The Cache la Poudre Floodplain Maps are Changing

City officials invite property owners to review the materials below. Questions should be directed to the City Floodplain Administrator: floodplain@greeleygov.com.


Cache la Poudre RiskMap

The CWCB (Colorado Water Conservation Board) and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) are in the process of re-mapping the Cache la Poudre River and South Platte floodplains. Results were released as Preliminary in September 2020. A revised Preliminary map will be released in February 2022, with the new map expected to be adopted by early 2023. This is subject to further delay.

Any development taking place prior to new map adoption is governed by the current effective floodplain map; however, developers and homeowners are encouraged to evaluate the RiskMap as well as effective floodplain and to contact the City of Greeley Floodplain Administrator.

Useful resources to evaluate changes to individual properties between Effective (2016) and RiskMap (2022) include:

Other Resources:

Greeley Floodplain Document Resources

Contact Us

Floodplain Administrator

Andrew T. Fisher, P.E., CFM

1001 11th Avenue, 3rd floor
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

970-350-9797 tel


Contact Us

Public Works

1001 11th Avenue, 3rd Floor
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

970-336-4074 tel
970-336-4019 fax

Director Paul.Trombino@Greeleygov.com

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