The Floodplain is the land area that is expected to flood. In this case, floodplain specifically refers to the Special Flood Hazard Area, which is the land area covered by floodwaters during the base flood (also known as the 100 year or 1% flood).
Doddridge County's floodplain covers 5,680 acres with approximately 1,368 home. The Doddridge County Floodplain Manager is the principal community administrator in the daily implementation of Doddridge County's flood loss reduction activities including enforcing the community's flood damage prevention ordinance (Floodplain Ordinance), updating flood maps, plans, and policies of the community, and any of the activities related to administration of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
In accordance with the Doddridge County Floodplain Ordinance, a permit is required before any development is done of real property in the floodplain. Development is any man-made change to improved or unimproved real property, including but not limited to buildings or other structure, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations, oil/gas well sites, pipelines, pads, pits, retention ponds or storage of equipment or materials.
If you live near a creek or stream and plan on any development please get with our office to verify if you are in the floodplain and we will help you fill out the proper paperwork. We will work with you to keep you in compliance.