Stormwater Operations

​Stormwater Operations 

​Flood Insurance and FEMA 

FEMA Floodplain Maps throughout the City’s Creeks and Streams

FEMA has released new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for areas not associated with the Trinity River. You may contact Minhtam (Tam) Vu, City of Dallas at 214-671-2218 or 

​​​Dallas Floodway Levees

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) accredits levee systems.  FEMA began
de-accreditation of the Dallas Levee System April 2009. This process takes 18 to 24 months. The
City’s goal is to have the Levee Remediation Plan portion of the System Study complete and fixes made prior to FEMA’s final map revision. Certification is conducted by a licensed professional engineer as requested by the City of Dallas or through a federal agency responsible for the levee system design. Please visit this Web site for updates on the levee system.

Living behind a levee always has a risk.  The City has a comprehensive emergency evacuation plan for the entire City to help notify you before a flooding emergency.

See below to look up your property in FEMA’s 2014 Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps on the Dallas Central Appraisal District Website.

Instructions to look up addresses in FEMA’s 2014 Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps:

Go to

  1. Go to the above address and select the search button
  2. Go to the bottom of the page and select the address listing
  3. Select DCAD Property Map
  4. From the right menu on the screen, check the Flood Plain (DFIRM 2014) layer and select
    “Refresh Map”
  5. From the right menu on the screen (top), move to the tab labeled “Legend” to overlay the
    100-year flood evaluation

You can also visit the City of Dallas web site at for additional information or go to any of these FEMA information areas listed below: