For the past several years you have been hearing about the updated floodplain maps that FEMA would be issuing for most of Johnson County including the City of Shawnee. These maps are a result of the new watershed studies prepared by Johnson County and the City of Shawnee and cover the Mill Creek, Turkey Creek, and Lake Quivira watersheds in Shawnee.
For copies of the August 3, 2009 FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for your property or issued Letters of Map Amendment (LOMR) in the City of Shawnee click on the following FEMA site: FEMA issued Flood Maps
LOMAs Planned for Residential Properties
A Group LOMA is being prepared by the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program, JCSMP, that may address many of the residential and commercial structures that are shown in the FEMA Floodplain, but are not actually in the floodplain (by elevation) and will be able to be officially removed from the 2009 FEMA updated FIRM. The City will be identifying these properties and prepare the Group LOMA to submit to FEMA. For more information about this process E-Mail the Stormwater Management Division or call (913) 742-6312.
Shawnee Map of Updated FEMA Floodplain