Meridian’s watershed consists of four creeks that are mapped by FEMA as Special Flood Hazard Areas: Fivemile, Eightmile, Ninemile, and Tenmile Creeks.
Is my property in the floodplain?
To find out if your property is currently in the floodplain check the FEMA National Flood Hazard Layer map at Meridiancity.org/femamap». To check if your property was removed from the floodplain through Letters of Map Revision, please visit msc.fema.gov».
Floodplain Development Resources
Meridian’s Public Works Department can assist you with the following information upon request:
- Determine whether a property is in or out of a Special Flood Hazard area or a FEMA-designated Floodway.
- Provide flood insurance data for a site, such as base flood elevation and/or depth.
- Provide information on historical flooding at site (if available).
- Provide copies of Elevation Certificates for subject properties that were permitted through the City of Meridian.
Natural and Beneficial Functions of Meridian's Waterways
Floods are Natural – A floodplain is defined as the area that stores water during a flood event. Floodplains plan an important role in reducing flood risks as well as the frequency, severity, and duration of flooding. Floodplains also recharge our groundwater supply and provide habitat for plants and animals. A great example of this is the Fivemile Creek restoration project, which helped flourish the habitat between the creek and the land.