Program Overview

Floodplain Management Services
Section 206 of the Flood Control Act of 1960, as amended

What the Corps of Engineers Can Do:
The Floodplain Management Services (FPMS) Program provides the full range of technical services and planning guidance needed to support effective floodplain management.  Funding cannot support construction.  FPMS is 100 percent federally funded.

General Technical Services:
The program develops or interprets site-specific data on obstructions to flood flows, flood formation and timing, flood depths or stages, floodwater velocities, and the extent, duration, and frequency of flooding.  It also provides information on natural and cultural floodplain resources before and after the use of floodplain management measures.

Special Studies:
Special Studies can range from helping a community identify present or future floodplain areas to abroad assessment of the various floodplain management alternatives.  Some of the most common types of Special Studies include:

  • Floodplain Delineation/Flood Hazard Evaluation
  • Dam Break Analysis
  • Flood Warning/Preparedness
  • Regulatory Floodway
  • Comprehensive Floodplain Management
  • Urbanization Impact
  • Storm Water Management
  • Hydrologic, Hydraulic, and Sediment Transport Modeling