What is a 100 year floodplain?
“100 year floodplain” is a term that is commonly used by the general public to describe a Special Flood Hazard Area identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). A Special Flood Hazard Area is defined as any land that would be inundated by a flood having a 1-percent chance of occurring in any given year (also referred to as the base flood). FEMA and floodplain administrators typically discourage the use of the term “100 year floodplain” because some people can inaccurately interpret the term to mean a flood will only happen once every 100 years.

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