Floodplain Management


The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). FEMA develops and provides flood hazard data and maps to local communities such as Yolo County in support of the NFIP. To update these flood maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), FEMA has undertaken a comprehensive nationwide effort called Map Modernization (Map Mod).

Over the last 25 years there have been numerous instances throughout the nation where the assumption of levees being able to contain the 100 year flood event were proven invalid. FEMA has responded to this by creating a certification process for levees that needs to be completed prior to FEMA recognizing that a levee will contain a 100 year flood event. The Map Modernization project will require the levees providing flood protection to be certified in order for them to be reflected as providing flood protection in the updated FIRMs.

Regional Flood Management Plan Information

Regional Flood Management Plan - Lower Sacramento River/Delta North
Appendix A
Appendix B

FEMA's Flood Map Service Center

Current Yolo County FEMA Flood Maps - FEMA Map Service Center

Important Phone Numbers:
DO NOT use 911 for information, Use only for actual emergencies.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Call FEMA for applications for assitance


Yolo County Office of Emergency Services

  • Emergency Operations Center
  • Preparedness and Training Information
  • Plans and Documents
  • How can I help?
  • River and Creek Levels
  • Situation Reports
  • Shelter Information
  • Road Information  
24-hour Emergency and Customer Service

24-hour Power Outage Hotline

AT&T Telephone
Repair Service


American Red Cross
Yolo Chapter
Capitol Region Chapter


Animal Services     530-668-5287
Useful Links:
 Current River Conditions

DWR Data
Exchange Center

Inspection and Local Maintaining Agency Reports
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