Federal Flood and Insurance Programs

Washoe County has more than 100,000 acres of floodplain and nearly 4,400 individual parcels that are partially or entirely located within the floodplain. While winter flooding is most common in our community, river and urban flooding can happen anytime of year. 

To support our residents, Washoe County participates in federal emergency management authority flood certifications and national flood insurance programs. Our intent is to support educating residents on their risk and flooding and how to prepare. In addition, regional certifications reduce flood insurance costs for all residents in Washoe County, Nevada.