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 (Title 24, Chapter 10, Sec 24.1001).

Floodplain Development Permits are required for construction in any Special Flood Hazard Area. Applications for Floodplain Development Permits are accepted through the eTrakIt permitting system.

Click here for instructions for submitting Floodplain Development Permits.

Effective 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.

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.



Q&A

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 floodplain.  Results were released as Preliminary in September 2020, with revised preliminary results released in March 2022.  The new map is expected to be adopted in Spring 2023. 

Any development taking place prior to adoption of the new map 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 Resources

Contact:

Andrew T. Fisher, P.E., CFM - Floodplain Administrator
2835 W 10th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634
Office: 970-350-9797
floodplain@greeleygov.com


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Floodplain Administrator

Andrew T. Fisher, P.E., CFM

2835 W 10th Street
Greeley, CO 80634

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

970-350-9797 tel

floodplain@greeleygov.com

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2835 W 10th Street
Greeley, CO 80634

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

Director: paul.trombino@greeleygov.com

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