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KC Water submits annual flood management report

Posted on September 12, 2023

KC Water presented the 2022 Annual Floodplain Management Plan Progress Report for the City of Kansas City, Missouri to local and federal officials this week. This report is submitted so that the City can remain within the National Flood Insurance Program which provides flood insurance to property owners. It is also a federal requirement.

FEMA requires an annual progress report for the City’s floodplain mitigation plan called the Community Rating System, (CRS). The CRS is used in the progress report. It rates the City’s actions on many factors such as;

  • Flood prevention steps
  • Infrastructure improvements in flood prone areas
  • Public awareness and education efforts related to flooding
  • Improving flood warning systems
  • Training emergency personnel for flood disaster situations

To see the latest year’s CRS report and past reports visit the KC Water website at

The City’s latest Flood Management Plan was adopted by Resolution No. 200561 as part of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Multi-Hazard Plan for Kansas City.