Floodplain Information


 A floodplain is an area of land adjacent to a stream or river, which is naturally subject to flooding.

As an owner, or prospective owner, it is vital you are aware of where the floodplain is in relationship to your property.  

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The City of Watertown Engineering Department is happy to assist you in any way we can.  In addition to contacting our office at (920) 262-4060 or visiting us in person on the second level of City Hall (106 Jones Street, Watertown, WI) where staff is available to provide flood protection advice (staff may also visit a site upon request), the following are additional resources you may find helpful:

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Reference Materials

City of Watertown Floodplain & Shoreland-Wetland Zoning Ordinance

City of Watertown Floodplain and Shoreland-Wetland Zoning Code (Chapter 532)

Watertown Flood Information Brochure

Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)

Watertown Public Library Reference desk: You may call them at (920) 262-4090, visit them in person on the second floor of 100 S. Water Street, Watertown, WI or search for "floodplain" on their website at the following link - http://www.watertownpubliclibrary.org/  *NOTE* The library also has documents which are not listed in their online "search" feature so if you do not see what you are looking for, please contact them.  

FEMA Flood Map Service Center

Homeowner Floodplain FAQ's - from FEMA's website

Wisconsin DNR Floodplain Management

Wisconsin DNR Floodplain Management Interactive Maps

Rock River Flood Inundation Mapping 

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Articles (please click on the article name)

FEMA Information

National Flood Insurance Program

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Floodplain Information for Kids

FEMA for Kids: Know the Facts!

Floodplain Coloring Activity Sheet

Water Cycle Coloring Sheet

Activity Sheets - Floods and Floodplains

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