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Floodplain Mapping for Bundicks Branch

DNREC and the federal government are working on an update of the floodplain maps for Bundicks Branch, located west of Lewes, in Sussex County. The study involves new data and engineering models. The floodplain map update will occur through a process called a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR). DNREC is asking for comments and


Dam Safety

The Delaware Dam Safety Program works to reduce the risk of failure of dams and to prevent injuries, property damage, and loss of reservoir storage due to dam failure. It oversees the design and construction, operation and maintenance, and inspection of regulated dams in Delaware.
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Floodplain Management

The DNREC floodplain management program works to preserve public health, safety, and well-being and protect property by reducing flood hazard risks statewide.

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David J. Warga, CFM State Floodplain Manager 302-739-9921
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The First State Watermark

An archive of past editions of The First State Watermark, Delaware’s floodplain management newsletter.
July 2021 February 2021 June 2020 January 2020 June 2019 May 2018 June


Resources for Communities

The federal government requires communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to adopt updated floodplain regulatory language to comply with NFIP requirements.

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David J. Warga, CFM State Floodplain Manager 302-739-9921



Floodplain Mapping

The DNREC Floodplain Management Program works with FEMA to improve the accuracy of Flood Insurance Rate Maps, which were originally created in the 1970s, and to provide technical support pertaining to flood risk.

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Gina Tonn, PhD, PE, CFM Engineer


The National Flood Insurance Program

Homeowners’ insurance does not cover flood damage. Flood insurance is available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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David J. Warga, CFM State Floodplain Manager 302-739-9921
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