Flood Plain areas in Clayton Township
“The Great Flood of 2012″ in Clayton Township opened the gates for the re-evaluation of floodplains and floodways within the Township and has insurance companies rapidly re-working their policies to include flood insurance for Clayton Township residents. For those residents who floated through the 2012 Flood, you know, first hand, Clayton Township has floodplains! For residents who were fortunate enough to bypass the Spring waters, or people new to Clayton Township, this page is designed to answer some of your questions regarding Floodplains and Floodways in Clayton Township.
Q: Where does it all start?
A: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maintains a national floodplain management plan which is a decision-making process that aims to achieve the wise use of the nation’s floodplains. “Wise use” means both reduced flood losses and protection of the natural resources and function of floodplains.
The National Flood Insurance Progam (NFIP) underwrites flood insurance coverage only in communities that adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations through an ordinance that meets or exceeds NFIP criteria.
Q: What is the difference between the floodplain and floodway?
A: The floodplain is any area that is suceptible to being inundated by water from any source. Mostly, this is the area adjacent to a river, creek, lake, stream, or other waterway that is subject to flooding when there is a significant run-off event.
The floodway is the channel of a river or other watercourse that carries the deepest, fastest water downstream.
Q: How do I determine if my property is within a floodplain or floodway?
A: Floodplain and floodway areas are designated by FEMA on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS). The following maps will help you determine if you are within a floodplain in Clayton Township. PLEASE NOTE: Just because you may not have a creek or drainage ditch immediately on your property, DO NOT assume you are not located within a floodplain.
Tips for using the maps.
Find your nearest major crossroads or your section number, click on the link.
- Look for areas which are highlighted in purple.
- Any properties or parts of properties falling within the highlighted purple areas are considered within the floodplain.
Section 1 – Elms/Beecher/Morrish/Potter Roads
Section 2 – Beecher/McKinley/Potter Roads
Section 3 – Beecher/Seymour/Potter Roads
Section 4 – Beecher/Nichols/Potter Roads
Section 5 – Beecher/Potter Roads
Section 6 – Duffield/Beecher/Potter Roads
Section 7 – Duffield/Calkins/Sheridan/Beecher Roads
Section 8 – Nichols/Calkins/Duffield/Beecher Roads
Section 9 – VanVleet/Calkins/Nichols/Beecher Roads
Section 10 – Seymour/Calkins/Beecher Roads
Section 11 – Calkins/McKinley/Beecher Roads
Section 12 – Elms/Calkins/Morrish/Beecher Roads
Section 13 – Elms/Corunna/Morrish/Calkins Roads
Section 14 – Corunna/Calkins Roads
Section 15 – Corunna/Seymour/Calkins Roads
Section 16 – VanVleet/Corunna/Nichols/Calkins Roads
Section 17 – Nichols/Corunna/Calkins Roads
Section 18 – Duffield/Corunna/Old Corunna/Sheridan/Calkins Roads
Section 19 – Lennon/Sheridan/Corunna Roads
Section 20 – Nichols/Lennon/Duffield/Corunna Roads
Section 21 – Lennon/VanVleet/Corunna Roads
Section 22 – Lennon/Seymour/Corunna Roads
Section 23 – Lennon to Corunna Roads
Section 24 – Elms/Lennon/Morrish/Corunna Roads
Section 25 – Elms/Bristol/Morrish/Lennon Roads
Section 26 – Bristol/Lennon Roads
Section 27 – Seymour/Bristol/McEnrue/Lennon Roads
Section 28 – Bristol/McEnrue/Lennon Roads
Section 29 – Nichols/Bristol/McEnrue/Lennon/Duffield Roads
Section 30 – Duffield/Bristol/Sheridan/Lennon Roads
Section 31 – Duffield/Miller/Sheridan/Bristol Roads
Section 32 – Nichols/Miller/Duffield/Bristol Roads
Section 33 – VanVleet/Miller/Bristol/Part of I-69 rest area
Section 34 – Seymour/Miller/VanVleet/Bristol Roads
Section 35 – Morrish/Miller/Bristol Roads
Section 36 – Elms/Miller/Morrish/Bristol Roads
For more information about Floodplains, Floodways, or Emergency Management situations, you can visit the FEMA website here.