Last modified on February 12, 2015.
| Applies to States or Provinces
|| Management of Specific Flood Plain Areas (Iowa)
| Policy Category
|| Other Policy
| Policy Type
|| Environmental Regulations
| Affected Technologies
|| Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
| Active Policy
| Implementing Sector
| Program Administrator
|| Environmental Protection Commission, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
| Primary Website
| Applicable Jurisdiction
|| Opt-in: Local governments may choose to set floodplain management regulations, and the Department of Natural Resources may choose to cede portions of its regulatory authority to local governments. However, local regulations which differ from state rules must be approved by the DNR.
| Last Review
| Last Substantive Modification
| Information Source
Floodplain management orders by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources as well as approved local ordinances designate an area as a regulated floodplain. These regulations establish minimum standards for flood plain and floodway uses, limiting future construction in these areas.
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