Floodplain Management

Zoning and Codes

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Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5pm, Closed 12-1
Contact: Zoning and Codes

Office closed weekdays from 12 to 1 pm

Staff Liason

Douglas County Certified Floodplain Manager

Tonya Voigt, CFM, Zoning Director

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Floodplain Management

Douglas County is a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

This program provides subsidized flood insurance for all property owners, provided that the local government institutes adequate land use and development control measures for preventing and reducing property damage from flooding. In addition, Douglas County must ensure that projects within the floodplain comply with FEMA regulations and the Douglas County Zoning and Land Use Regulations.

Update 10/5/2022

Douglas County is in the process of obtaining new Floodplain maps from KDA-DWR/FEMA. We are expecting to receive these updates maps by mid-2023. Once Zoning and Codes has more information, we will be mailing property owners who we believe will be impacted.

Floodplain Mapping Tools

Understanding where floodplain exists is the first step for all property owners, developers, and prospective buyers to make informed decisions. Click any of the links below to discover where the floodplain exists in relation to your property:

Douglas County Interactive Floodplain Map

FEMA Floodplain Map Center

Kansas Floodplain Map


FEMA Publications

See the list of floodplain and development related documents published by FEMA.

Zoning Regulations, Mitigation, and Risk Assessment

Want to build/modify an existing structure, build a new structure, or move soil? Check out the interactive map to ensure your property is not in the regulated floodplain. If so, review the floodplain regulations or contact Zoning and Codes.

Zoning Regulations: View the Douglas County Zoning Regulations

Flood Damage Calculator: Determine the amount of damage a single inch of water can do to your property

External Contacts

Janelle N. Phillips, P.E.

Water Structures Program

1320 Research Park Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502

Phone: 785-564-6656

Email: janelle.phillips@kda.ks.gov

Terry Medley, P.E., Program Manager

Dam Program
1320 Research Park Drive
Manhattan, Kansas 66502

Phone: 785-564-6657
Fax: 785-564-6779
Email: Terry.Medley@ks.gov 

Ambrose Ketter, P.E., Dam Safety Team Leader

1320 Research Park Drive
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Phone: 785-564-6653
Email: Ambrose.Ketter@ks.gov 

Chris Parsons, Insurance Program Specialist

Mitigation Division

11224 Holmes Road

Kansas City, MO 64131

Phone: 816-283-7980