ESTABLISHMENT OF FLOODPLAIN DISTRICTS
A. Basis of Districts - The various floodplain districts shall include special flood hazard areas. The basis for the delineation of these districts shall be the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for the Town of Front Royal prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Insurance Administration, dated June 3, 2008, as amended.
(Ord. No. 2-08 Removed Panel Numbers/Amended Date 5-12-08-Effective Upon Passage)
B. The Floodway District is delineated, for purposes of this ordinance, using the criterion that certain areas within the floodplain must be capable of carrying the waters of the Special Flood Hazard Area without increasing the water surface elevation of that flood more than one (1) foot at any point. The areas included in this District are specifically defined in Table 4 of the above-referenced Flood Insurance Study and shown on the accompanying Flood Boundary and Floodway Map or Flood Insurance Rate Map.
(Ord. No. 7-08 Amended 6-2-08 as an Emergency Ordinance & 6-23-08 Formally-Effective Upon Passage)
C. The Flood-Fringe District shall be that area of the Special Flood Hazard Area not included in the Floodway District. The basis for the outermost boundary of the District shall be the Special Flood Hazard Area elevations contained in the flood profiles of the above-referenced Flood Insurance Study and as shown on the accompanying Flood Boundary and Floodway Map or Flood Insurance Rate Map.
D. The Approximated Floodplain District shall be those areas identified as an A Zone on the maps accompanying the Flood Insurance Study. In these zones, no detailed flood profiles or elevations are provided, but the Special Flood Hazard Area boundary has been approximated.