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Flood Insurance

In July 2005, the Board of Trustees adopted Resolution 2005-07: Recommending District Property Owners Maintain Flood Insurance Policies. An excerpt of the resolution reads:

“The Board of Trustees of the American River Flood Control District believes it is prudent for property owners who live behind levees to maintain flood insurance policies as a means to protect their most valuable financial asset—their homes and/or business. The Board recommends property owners outside the FEMA 100-year floodplain seek a Preferred Risk Policy for flood insurance underwritten by the National Flood Insurance Program and available through their insurance company.”

View Resolution 2005-07 (PDF format)

Do I Need Flood Insurance?

The Sacramento area has a long history of catastrophic flooding. A system of levees and bypasses keeps high flows contained in the river channel. While this system reduces the risk of flood, there is always a threat of a storm exceeding flood control defense capabilities. Read the entire article in our Fall 2009 Newsletter... (PDF format) National Flood Insurance Program

Download How to Get a Low-Cost, Preferred Risk Flood Insurance Policy (PDF format)

Flood Risk Map of the Sacramento Region

View an enlargment of the Flood Risk Map of the Sacramento Region (PDF format)


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