Preliminary Washougal flood maps
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued preliminary maps showing revisions to the 100-year floodplain, which has a 1 percent chance of flooding in any year.
The preliminary flood insurance rate maps cover properties along the Washougal River, along the Little Washougal River and behind the Port of Camas-Washougal’s levee on the Columbia River.
A 90-day appeal period ended on Dec. 6, 2016. FEMA will work to resolve any appeals and plans to issue a "Letter of Final Determination" in April 2017. If FEMA remains on schedule, the maps will become effective in October 2017.
Property owners are encouraged to review the preliminary maps. Click on Clark County flood map index (PDF) and find the number of the more detailed map, also called a panel, for their land. Then click on the corresponding preliminary map from the list of 13 maps below.
- 0419 E (PDF)
- 0437 E (PDF)
- 0438 E (PDF)
- 0439 E (PDF)
- 0445 E (PDF)
- 0532 E (PDF)
- 0534 E (PDF)
- 0553 E (PDF)
- 0554 E (PDF)
- 0555 E (PDF)
- 0560 E (PDF)
- 0562 E (PDF)
- 0570 E (PDF)
These revised maps reflect recent engineering studies and updated information. The maps will help community officials and local residents identify flood risks and, when adopted, will be used for flood insurance, land use and development decisions.
Property owners who live in unincorporated Clark County and have questions about the preliminary maps can contact:
Planning Technician II
(360) 397-6118 ext. 5843
Property owners who live inside the Camas or Washougal city limits should call their respective cities if they have questions.
Community Development Director
(360) 835-8501 ext. 604
Please remember that these are preliminary maps for only a fraction of Clark County. Revised flood insurance rate maps for the rest of the county took effect on September 5, 2012, and are available by clicking on Flood Insurance Rate Maps.