Marion County Floodplain Program
Along with the Willamette River, Marion County has many streams and rivers that are subject to flooding. Under certain conditions, such as the storm events that occurred from December 1996 through February 1997, rain and melting snow cause these streams and rivers to overflow their banks. As you can see from these pictures, homes and property suffered significant damage:
Floodplain Elevation Certificates - a list of FEMA elevation certificates (by address) submitted since 1979 for construction in the Marion County Special Flood Hazard Areas. Please note this does not include property inside any city within Marion County."Important Information for People Living In or Near Floodplains" - Useful information on recent flood events, causes of flooding in Marion County, flood insurance, flood safety tips, and a list of contacts."Purchasing Flood Insurance" - a handy reference guide on flood insurance requirements and procedures including obtaining insurance if your property is not in a designated flood area and a list of information the Planning Division provides."Information About Flood Insurance" - brochure produced by the Planning Division with general information on flood insurance and how it works, mandatory purchase requirements, and purchasing flood insurance when your property is not in a floodplain.