Floodplain Information Center
Scottsbluff's City Viewer Map map displays floodway, floodplain, and FEMA flood zones.
- Agree to the terms and click OK on the disclaimer page
- Click the Layers icon in either the lower center or upper left corner
- Select the eye beside Flood Zones to reveal the floodway, floodplain and FEMA zones.
- Specific layers can be selected by clicking the dropdown arrow to the left of the eye.
- It may be helpful to turn off the City Boundaries layer or Official City Zoning within the City Boundaries drop-down menu.
- Click close at bottom of Welcome box
- Click on the stream gage located in Scottsbluff
- On the left color depth gage, slide the gray/black bar up and down to see where floodwaters inundate the City.
Protect Property from Floods:
- Flood Smart A website for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
- FEMA Flood Insurance Information
- Warning Signals
- Safety /Evacuation Plans
- Elevate utilities
- Store Valuables above flood level
- FEMA resources to protect your property
- City of Scottsbluff Floodplain Permits for all construction in the floodplain or floodway
- Call Development Services 308-630-6243 to secure all permits before building
- City of Scottsbluff Floodway Ordinance Chapter 25, Article 19
- Learn more about construction in the flood zone with FEMA Technical Bulletins
- Floodplains provide water storage, water quality, groundwater recharge, erosion control, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities. Learn more at:
For More Information:
- National Weather Service Flood Safety Tips and Resources
- These FEMA publications are also available at the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library
- Above the Flood: Elevating Your Floodprone House (2000)
- Protecting Floodplain Resources (1996)
- Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage (2017)
- Elevated Residential Structures (1984)
- Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting (2014)
- Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards (2009)
- Reducing Damage from Localized Flooding (2005)
- Answers to Questions About the NFIP (2020)
- Coastal Construction (2011) Volume 1, Volume 2
- Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas