Information custom reported for you. For any property you own or are looking to buy or build. RiverTrak provides a summary of flood impact for your individual property based on our custom inundation modeling technology and provides detailed maps of the first flood impact.
We begin with the address of the property. Then we determine the proximity to the gage(s)* of the river that will be responsible for any flooding. *Smaller streams and ungaged creeks require a different process.
What is YOUR Risk?
A 100 year flood has up to a 26% chance of occuring during a 30-year mortgage. What would that look like on your property?
At this location, a hundred year flood would reach a height of 18.72' at the gage. This results in 1.55' of water at the property.
How does this compare to FEMA?
FEMA's flood maps show a 100 year flood zone (dark blue) and a 500 year flood zone (bright yellow). The 100 year flood zone is considered to be a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and requires the purchase of flood insurance. The 100 year flood correlates to a 1% chance of flood in a year. The 500-year flood zone correlates to a 0.2% chance of flood in a given year.
First Property Impact
FEMA's maps determine for regulatory purposes which properties are required to purchase insurance. RIverTrak can model flooding and determine the height