Coastal flood hazard study, Lincoln County, Oregon

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Publication Year: 

2015

Abstract: 

The objective of the Lincoln County coastal flood hazard project is to develop a digital flood insurance rate map (DFIRM) and flood insurance study (FIS) report for Lincoln County, Oregon (Figure 1-1). A parallel effort is underway to convert the existing Lincoln County Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood maps to a new countywide format in the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88); however, the scope of that project is strictly digital conversion and no new studies and/or updated floodplain boundaries are being incorpo-rated. For this effort, the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) will be using available light detection and ranging data (lidar) to redelineate flood hazards within Lincoln County, produce revised DFIRMs and a revised FIS report, and produce other mapping products useable at the local, state, and federal level for mitigation planning, risk analysis, and disaster response.

Document Type: 

  • Report

Tags: 

  • critical issues, database publication, hazards, flood, oregon