Floodplain/Flood Hazard Areas
Identified 100-year (.1) and 500 year (.05) Flood Hazard Areas in Mason County are on the following bodies of water:
Lake Michigan, Bass Lake, Hamlin Lake, Lincoln Lake, Pere Marquette Lake
Pere Marquette River, South Branch of the Pere Marquette River
Non-mapped areas subject to the State of Michigan Part 451 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 also include the Sable River and Lincoln River.
To determine if a property is locations within a FEMA mapped floodplain please use the following resources:
1. https://msc.fema.gov-- (FEMA Map Search)
2. Mary Reilly, Mason County Zoning and Building Director, (231)757-9272 or (231)757-9345 (ext. 314) or firstname.lastname@example.org and provide specific information such as parcel number, address, and location of proposed structures.
3. Sue Conradson, MDEQ Floodplain Engineer (Cadillac) for LOMA or other technical support, CONRADSONS2@michigan.gov
Building in a Floodplain?
The County Building Department requires a survey to determineBase Flood Elevation (BFE) and additional building requirements to ensure compliance with ASCE 24-05 pertaining to Flood Resistant Design and Contstruction. A National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Elevation Certificate will be required at the end of the project. If your are a contractor or a homeowner and are working within the 100-year floodplain you must hire a qualified design professional to assist with surveying, design and construction and/or the use of fill.