Know Your Flood Hazard

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Our knowledgeable city staff can help you understand your flood hazard. We have historic data, maps, and real-time gauges to help you make decisions. The City of Clive and its residents can view many helpful resources with the internet.

FEMA Flood Maps. Maps are provided to promote public safety and help residents and professionals make decisions about where and how new structures could be responsibly built. Click here for more information on Flood Maps

FIRM. A Flood Insurance Rate Map, called a FIRM, shows the areas in Clive that have a 1% or greater chance of flooding in any given year. Such an area is called a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). Because the current FIRMs were adopted in 1992, Clive's FIRMs are being updated as of March 2016. To view the Preliminary FIRMs, please use the links below.

If there is an error, you can file a comment or appeal for the preliminary maps. Amendments can be made to the adopted 1992 maps if you believe that your property is not located in the SFHA by following directions here: LOMC 

Real-time Gauge Information. Residents can choose a stream gauge near their property to assess risk with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service website's real-time gauge information. Click here to see real-time gauge information now.

Interactive Flood Maps. The Iowa Flood Center website contains helpful flood alerts for Twitter users and useful maps to help you understand where water flows in and out of the watershed, water depths, and which sensors are detecting different levels of alarm. Click here for Interactive Flood Maps.

Local Flood Maps. Clive's Community Development Department has hyper-local map layers showing flood-related data such as location of pertinent infrastructure, land records, FEMA designations, watersheds, inundation levels, and environmental elements. See it here: Interactive Map of the Floodway (be patient for all the data to load).

Additional Information. To learn about historic events that shape today's perspective, more information can be found by reading the 2014 Flood Risk Report - Polk County.

Historic Information. Photographs and maps are available for public information and education about flood hazard areas regulated by the City. Contact Community Development by clicking here for our Contact Form or by phone at (515) 223-6221 for details.

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