Floodplain Management

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The purpose of Floodplain Management is to promote the public health, safety and general welfare, and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in flood hazard areas.

Kern County Floodplain Management Code
Kern County Grading Code
Kern County Hydrology Manual (download .zip 99.3mb)

Engineering Bulletin 11-01 Precipitation Data
Engineering Bulletin 11-02 Sump Volume Requirements
Engineering Bulletin 11-03 Financial Assurance Requirements

Flood Insurance Studies

Volume 1  |  Volume 2  |  Volume 3

Removing a structure from a FEMA designated Special Flood Hazard Area may require one or more of the following documents:

MT-1  |  MT-2  |  MT-EZ  |  Zone A BFE Instructions  |  Elevation Certificate