New Hampshire Floodplain Management Program
Flooding in New Hampshire often occurs as a result of heavy spring rains, runoff, ice jams, and coastal storms. Damage from flooding can be localized, but the cost of repairs is always high. A floodplain management program is an important part of community land use planning.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a partnership between a community and the federal government. In communities that participate in the NFIP, property owners and renters can purchase insurance to protect them against losses from flooding. Communities participate by agreeing to adopt and enforce a floodplain management ordinance designed to reduce future flood risks.
To learn more about New Hampshire's Floodplain Management Program and the information and services it offers, please see the list below or go to the About the Program page.