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Floodplain Management

The goal of floodplain management is to protect the interests of the citizens of Fargo by encouraging responsible development in the floodplain area. Floodplain management includes the following activities:

Flood Control Projects
Administration, design and construction.

Flood Protection Incentive Program  
A local cost-share program to help homeowners protect their property from flooding.

Flood Insurance & FEMA Remapping Information  
Mandatory purchase, elevation certificates, current, preliminary floodplain maps and more.

Floodplain Development Permits and the Regulatory Floodplain

River Setback Ordinace (Executive Summary)
Zoning setbacks, subdivision requirements and tree preservation provisions.

River Setback Ordinance
Ordinance No. 4818

Red River Links  
River stage, forecasts and data.

Flood Related Resources  
Local, state and national resource links and contacts.


NEW! Smartphone floodplain map!

If you want quick and easy access to floodplain information, visit the map via your smartphone at


"Be Flood Aware"  This document provides information regarding how to stay informed during a flood emergency and information about the City of Fargo Engineering Department.