Floodplain Mapping Projects

FEMA has available several services for different phases of a mapping project. Preliminary, Pending and Effective products can be downloaded on from the Map Service Center. FEMA also maintains several map viewers:

National Flood Hazard Layer - displays the effective digital data
> Flood Map Changes Viewer  - includes the Preliminary and Pending digital map data, with a Changes Since Last FIRM layer that compares the Preliminary/Pending data with the effective data

KDA maintains project-specific map viewers for active projects that are based on the same digital data. The web links are included on the project pages below. 

Cow Creek Watershed (Rice County)

Use the links below to access the floodplain map viewer and relevant project information. This project included partial mapping updates for Barton and Ellsworth Counties, but those portions of the project are now complete and incorporated in effective map viewers and downloadable from the MSC.

Rice County

Rice County Floodplain Map Viewer

Rice County Contact Information 

Rice County Fact Sheet

Rice/Ellsworth County CCO Presenation 10-15-2019



Cow Watershed Hydrology Report

Rice County Hydrology Report

Rice County FSR/Sterling Kickoff Presentation

Project Kickoff Presentation 2015

Click the image below to view where mapping updates will occur.

Cow Map




Unsure which watershed you are in?  Use the following link to find out.
Kansas HUC 8 Watershed Map

Or reference the map below for Custom Watershed project areas.

Project Reference Map

Use this page to find relevant information on floodplain mapping projects.  Click on the map below to view current or proposed floodplain mapping projects.  Use the Kansas Floodplain Map Viewer for current effective floodplains.

Project Status January 14, 2022