City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
fax 907-586-5385

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230 South Franklin Street
4th Floor - Marine View Center

Monday through Friday
(except Holidays):
8 am to 4:30 pm
Applications received:
8 am to 4 pm

155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Tel: (907) 586-0770
Fax: (907) 586-4529

Inspection Hotline:
(907) 586-1703


Community Development Department

CBJ Floodplain Management


Montana Creek Road flooded August 20, 2011

Montana Creek Road floods August 20, 2011




NEW CBJ FLOOD MAPS & STUDY (dated August 19, 2013)

  • View Aerial Photograph Flood Maps (large maps)

    • The blue areas represent the 100 year flood storm reach scenario. Buildings in blue areas are required to have flood insurance. Aerial photograph dated 2006.


Quick Facts about the new Flood Map & Study:

  • New map replaces previous 1981 & 1990 maps.

  • Overlay flood map onto aerial photograph for more accurate flood zone determination.

  • Flood elevations use 2001 LiDAR (Light Detection & Ranging) contour data.

  • 272 buildings removed from Zones A & V (High Risk Flood Zone).

    • These owners might drop/ reduce flood insurance.

  • 226 buildings added into Zones A & V (High Risk Flood Zone)

    • These owners will likely start paying for flood insurance

  • CBJ has compiled a list of recommended fixes to the new flood map.

    • Please contact Eric Feldt, ph: (907) 586-0764 If you think something should be added to this list.

Other important issues about the new Flood Map

  • No flood map is perfect. Areas of the new flood map may contain errors or insufficient data for accurate mapping. If you believe the new flood map inadvertently puts your building/ property in a high-risk flood zone, you might be able to remove your building/ property through a map amendment or revision.

    • Please contact Eric Feldt, CBJ Planner, (ph: (907) 586-0764) to learn more about this opportunity.


Click here for Previous Flood Maps & Studies



Read AEL&P's Salmon Creek Dam Emergency Action Plan


National Flood Insurance Program

In addition to adopting new flood maps and insurance study for increase flood awareness for the community, the CBJ also adopted new flood regulations to protect the community from flood damage.  By adopting those three eleements, the CBJ will continue to comply with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This voluntary program is governed by FEMA and allows communities to purchase flood insurance. Homeowners insurance does not cover flooding events.  In order to receive flood insurance, communities must participate in the NFIP and adopt and enforce special construction standards, flood maps, and insurance studies as tools for flood protection. You can read more about the National Flood Insurance Program at the following website:


According to FEMA, any building located in a high-risk flood zone (Zones A & V) that has a federally-backed mortgage must carry flood insurance. This insurance is not provided under your typical homeowner’s (or business, rental, etc.) insurance package. Lenders are required by federal law to ensure that a building in a high-risk flood zone carries flood insurance through the life of the loan. If you're located outside of a high risk flood zone, you may purchase flood insurance. Floods can occur beyond the high risk flood zone line.


For more reading about flood awareness, flood insurance agents, flood damage cots, etc. go to Flood Smart.



For any flood-related questions or comments, please contact Eric Feldt by phone, at (907) 586-0764, or email to


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