The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) hosted a virtual public outreach and presented preliminary flood prone area information for the Pearce Drain/Gap Creek watershed. The District gathered comments and will investigate any issues identified by the public.
This watershed study is funded by the District and Manatee County. Flood prone area information will be used by local governments and the District for floodplain management once finalized. This information is not currently being incorporated into the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs); however, it may be used in future DFIRM updates.
The index and floodplain maps [provided below] show both the preliminary floodplain information from this study and the current effective FEMA flood zones. Use the index map to help determine which map number your property is located within, then open the corresponding map number to view the floodplain information. Please refer to the Read Me document [provided below] for more information about the floodplain model, the projected timeline for model approval, contact information and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
You can also visit the interactive map viewer to search for your address and view the floodplain information.