Stormwater & Floodplain Management

The Stormwater Division's purpose is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Jefferson City by managing the quantity and quality of water that is the result of precipitation. The Street Division of Public Works is responsible for the day to day operation and maintenance of the City's stormwater collection system. They address clogged inlets and pipes, make minor repairs, and clean concrete lined ditches.

Regulations/Design Manuals
Chapter 31 - Stormwater/Floodplain Management, City Code                

Floodplain Management
The City participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which is managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To stay compliant with the program, the City must have in place codes that reflect the standards set up by the federal government to reduce flood losses.

https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/13261



Required Floodplain Paperwork

All projects where FEMA-designated floodplain exists on the lot or tract

Grading in the floodway requires

New construction or substantial improvement of a structure on a lot that has FEMA-designated floodplain on it, but the structure will not be located within the FEMA-designated floodplain requires

New construction or substantial improvement of residential structure (home) or a non-residential structure that will be elevated to 1 foot + BFE and where the structure will be located within the FEMA-designated floodplain requires

New construction or substantial improvement of a non-residential structure that will not be elevated to 1 foot above BFE that will be dry floodproofed requires

New construction or substantial improvement of a non-residential structure that will not be elevated to 1 foot above BFE that will be wet floodproofed requires

Placement of a pressurized or flammable liquid tank requires

Citizen Information Series for Stormwater Management

City of Jefferson Standard Drawings (2013 Revision)