Floodplain Management

Characteristics of a Floodplain (JPG) Opens in new windowThe floodplain management program in Mille Lacs County administers regulations in floodplain areas to:

  • Promote the health and safety of residents
  • Minimize loss of life
  • Reduce losses caused by flood damage

Floodplains are areas near rivers, streams, and lakes that are susceptible to flooding. Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM), developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), show the areas in Mille Lacs County that have been determined to be in the floodplain.

Floodplain areas in Mille Lacs County have been mapped by Flood Insurance Study Number 27095CV000A (PDF). The location of mapped floodplains in Mille Lacs County are available for viewing on the Mille Lacs County Mapping Application.