Flood Zone Corner

* Floodplain map information is available to the public at www.welllscountygis.org or upon request at our office.

* The Wells County Ordinance for Flood Hazard Areas is available at https://wellscounty.org/area-planning-commission/

Historic Wells County Wabash River Flood Data

View the presentation for the Floodplain How to Guide Class

Current River, Lake and Precipitation Status

NOAA Flood Gauges 

USGS Water Watch Flood Gauges

Army Corp of Engineers Lake Reports

Local Precipitation Reports 

From the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)

National Weather Service – 24hr Precipitation Map

Helpfull Websites

Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Website 

Floodsmart.gov the official website of the National Flood Insurance Program 

Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Water’s Website 

Indiana Department of Homeland Security Website

Indiana Floodplain Information Portal 

Important Documents

New Floodplain Map Brochure

Poster – General Floodplain Development Guidelines 

Official Publications

Above the Flood: Elvating Your Floodprone House, FEMA-347(2000) fema347_complete

Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program, F-084 (2011)

Elvated Residential Structures, FEMA-54 (1984) 

Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards, FEMA P-85 (2009) 

Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage, FEMA P-348 (1999)

Protecting Floodplain Resources, FEMA-268 (1996)

Reducing Damage from Localized Flooding, FEMA 511 (2005) 

Local Flood Proofing Programs 360 (2005) 

Increased Cost of Compliance Fact Sheet