"New Draft" of Property Flood Plain Risk Assessment Map for Mitchell Count, Kansas
June 09, 2021
Dear Property Owner:
The Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for some areas of Mitchell County are being updated to provide more accurate information regarding your property’s flood risk. The Kansas Dept. of Agriculture - Division of Water Resources (DWR), in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has worked with local community officials to conduct community review. This project has been through multiple reviews and the draft floodplains are now ready for public review.
The draft map is now available for public review and comment. "Some residents" within Mitchell County have, or will be receiving this letter because their property has been identified as being affected by the floodplain map. The boundaries of many flood-prone areas within the watershed have changed from the boundaries shown on the current effective map that was adopted June 15, 1988. You can review and submit comments by visiting the web review map at:
Those who received the letter, as well as all Mitchel County citizens, are also invited to attend a public open house to review the proposed floodplain map or to have questions answered.
Public Open House
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 ... 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Beloit Municipal Building / Sutter Room 119 N. Hersey Beloit, KS 67420
Officials from the DWR, engineering contractor, Wood Environment & Infrastructure, and Mitchell County officials will be on hand at the open house to answer your questions and take any comments you may have. Computer workstations will be available to show "draft mapping" as it pertains to your property.
More information is available for this project at: https://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/dwr/floodplain/mapping/ (see under Mapping Projects for the Lower Solomon-Saline project). We will place relevant information on this site when it becomes available. This will include an information sheet with contact information, as well as several website addresses where you can see the draft map and learn about Letters of Map Change, flood insurance, and other pertinent information.