Management of Specific Flood Plain Areas (Iowa)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Iowa

Applies to States or Provinces Iowa
Name Management of Specific Flood Plain Areas (Iowa)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Environmental Protection Commission, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Opt-in: Local governments may choose to set floodplain management regulations, and the Department of Natural Resources may choose to cede portions of its regulatory authority to local governments. However, local regulations which differ from state rules must be approved by the DNR.

Last Review 2014-07-18
Last Substantive Modification
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Information Source


Floodplain management orders by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources as well as approved local ordinances designate an area as a regulated floodplain. These regulations establish minimum standards for flood plain and floodway uses, limiting future construction in these areas.

Policy Contact

Department Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Division Flood Plain Management

Phone 866-849-0321


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Iowa Rules 567.75

Authority 2: Iowa Code 455B.262