Flood Plain Information

The City of Bellbrook has beautiful streams and waterways in and around the area that bring tremendous value to our community. However, those streams and waterways can present challenges to property owners. Property owners in the floodplain may have to pay for flood insurance. The city assists residents by providing information on flood insurance rate maps, flood zones and permitting requirements for projects located within a 100 year floodplain.

Flood Insurance Rate Maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has undertaken a re-study of the City of Bellbrook’s floodways and floodplains using new topographic data and as a result has developed new detailed digital flood hazard maps, which have been adopted to replace the existing Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) approved in 1977. In addition, the map has changed from a local community format to a county wide format.

Copies of the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) are available for review at the Bellbrook Municipal Building, 15 East Franklin Street, 2nd Floor, Bellbrook. You may review the FIRMs at the city Administrative Offices during regular office hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. You may also visit the Flood Plain Maps page.

Living In a Flood Plain

Every structure within a 100 year floodplain has the risk of being flooded at some time. However, some structures have a higher risk than others because of their location. The floodplain consists of three levels of flooding risk: low, moderate and high.

Be Prepared in the Event of a Flood

 

Links

Greene County GIS Maps
Use the interactive map to zoom in to your property

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

FEMA Flood Information

Floodsmart: FEMA National Flood Insurance Program

National Weather Service Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service
View daily water level measurements of the Little Miami River

Chart courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Fact Sheets

 

Contact Us

Eileen Minamyer, Flood Plain Coordinator

15 East Franklin Street
2nd Floor
Bellbrook, OH 45305

Phone (937) 848-8477
Fax (937) 848-5190

Email Eileen Minamyer at e.minamyer@cityofbellbrook.org