The Pennsylvania Floodplain Management Act (Act 166 of 1978) requires that all municipalities enact and enforce an ordinance to meet the requirements of the Pennsylvania Floodplain Management Act and the National Flood Insurance Program. Since the enactment of Act 166, floodplain monitoring has been the responsibility of the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED). In 1997, DCED entered into an agreement wherein Conservation Districts could opt to take on the responsibilities of floodplain monitoring within their respective counties. Funding is distributed from FEMA to DCED to the Conservation District.
What we do
The Adams County Conservation District maintains a hard copy library of publications, fact sheets, and technical bulletins. These are available free of charge to any AdamsCounty municipality or resident.
Workshops - The Adams County Conservation District periodically sponsors workshops designed for municipal officials on floodplain management topics.
Community Assistance “Contacts” and “Visits” – A contact is a short meeting held with the municipality in which a brief review of the community’s floodplain procedures is done. A visit is more comprehensive and involves a file review. These are only done when a potential problem with the municipality’s procedure is identified.
Maps & Resources
Adams County Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for viewing in the Conservation District office. Copies of maps can be obtained from FEMA free of charge through the Conservation District.
“FIRMettes”, or smaller versions of the FIRM maps, are available free of charge from FEMA’s MapServiceCenter. Other flood planning and recovery information can be found at FEMA .
Please contact Rusty Ryan or Deb Musselman for additonal information.