Can I build within the floodway?

The floodway is the area within the 100-year floodplain that must remain unobstructed to carry the 100-year flood discharge (i.e. Base Flood). Generally, it is very difficult to construct any structure within the floodway because the structure must be determined, by an engineer not to obstruct flood flows in any way or create a substantial rise in the base flood elevation. These are very difficult standards to meet except in cases of very limited obstructions such as poles, fence posts, etc. For more information on the methodology that must be used to determine this no-rise in flood heights, please contact Planning and Development at (785) 537-6332 

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1. How do I determine if my property is within a floodplain?
2. Can I build within the 500-year floodplain?
3. Can I build within the 100-year floodplain?
4. Can I build within the floodway?