Scope/Activity Statement – Physical Map Revision (PMR)

BakerAECOM is performing a Physical Map Revision (PMR) for Tulare County, California. The PMR will update the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) around Lake Kaweah, establish a Base Flood Elevation (BFE) of 721.6’ NAVD88, and update the SFHA along the Kaweah River impacted by backwater effect from the lake.  The new delineation is estimated to be 7 miles on 3 panels.  The mapping project was initiated in response to new water surface elevation information provided during the post-preliminary processing of the Tulare County county-wide Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM), which became effective October 16, 2009.  This map update is based upon the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 2005 Terminus Dam and Lake Study of Lake Kaweah.


PMR Project Schedule

  • September 2011 – Preliminary Distribution
  • October 2011 – Final Community Consultation Officer (CCO) meeting
  • December 2011 through March 2012 – Appeal Period
  • June 2012 – Letter of Final Determination (LFD) Distribution
  • December 2012 – Map Effective

PMR Correspondence and Outreach

Tulare County

Preliminary DFIRM Database – September 2, 2011

  • Base Data (Zip File, 55 objects – GIS software required, 6 MB)
  • Flood Hazard Data (Zip File, 27 objects – GIS software required, 6 MB)

Preliminary FIS – September 2, 2011

Preliminary Summary of Map Actions – September 2, 2011

Preliminary FIRM Panels – September 2, 2011

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Past Levee-Related Outreach Meetings and Information

Tulare County 10/16/2009 Effective DFIRM Project Meeting Information

Letter of Map Revision (LOMR):

A LOMR is a determination which reflects an official revision to an effective National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) map. LOMRs are issued in place of the physical revision and republication of the effective map.  A LOMR may change flood insurance risk zones, floodplain and/or floodway boundary delineations, planimetric features, and/or BFEs or flood depths. The LOMR becomes effective on the date shown on the determination document.

The appeals process for LOMRs includes a formal notification of the change and requires it be published in the local newspaper and Federal Register as soon as possible.  Additionally, the appeal process requires that LOMRs are available for public review.  As a result, the LOMRs listed below have been made available for public review and comment.  Any comments supported by scientific or technical data should be forwarded to your community’s Chief Executive Officer.


Community Contact Information

As with other similar projects undertaken by FEMA and partners in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the primary community contacts are the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Floodplain Administrator (FPA).

The CEO is an elected official of a community (e.g., Mayor, Board of County Commissioners Chair or Chairman, County Council Chair or Chairman) who has the authority to implement and administer laws, ordinances, and regulations for that community.

The FPA is the community official who is responsible for implementing and enforcing floodplain management measures and for monitoring floodplain development. Floodplain management is the operation of a program of corrective and preventative measures for reducing flood damage, including, but not limited to, emergency preparedness plans, flood-control works, and floodplain management regulations.

The CEO and FPA names generally are available on the community Websites. Links to the community Websites appear on the County pages.