Floodplain Regulations


At their regular meeting on November 19, 2018, the Waconia City Council adopted the City’s Floodplain Regulations. The update coincided with floodplain maps created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In order to remain eligible for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the City was required to adopt the new FEMA floodplain maps by December 21, 2018. The City used this as an opportunity to also update their floodplain regulations. The updated maps and new regulations became effective in December of 2018.

A copy of the updated ordinance is available here, as is a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) document which modified a section of the FEMA floodplain mapping in the area of our community located south of 1st Street West, north of 3rd Street West and bordered by City Hall to the east and Walnut Street to the West.

If you have any questions regarding the updated floodplain regulations, the updated FEMA floodplain maps, or how this may affect your property please contact Lane Braaten, Community Development Director at (952)-442-3106 or via email at lbraaten@waconia.org. Additionally, if you have been recently been contacted by your lender regarding flood insurance, you may want to reach out to the Community Development Department to see how the updated floodplain regulations may have affected your property.