• North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program

    North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program

    North Carolina is the first Cooperative Technical State partnering with FEMA and assuming primary ownership and responsibility for the NFIP & Digital FIRMs. ESP is a prime contractor for LiDAR, H&H modeling, field surveys, GIS database development, orthophotography, IT and program development, disaster response and hazard mitigation.

  • Countywide Floodplain Mapping

    Countywide Floodplain Mapping

    ESP supports County government floodplain map maintenance initiatives, including field surveying and technical review support and detailed study. In addition, we provide added value services by developing non-regulatory RiskMAP products and innovative data products to facilitate use, visualization, and public outreach of new countywide mapping.

  • Iowa Rapid-Response Flood Recovery Mapping

    Iowa Rapid-Response Flood Recovery Mapping

    Following the flooding in Iowa and the Midwest, ESP developed rapid response flood recovery modeling and mapping for Mahaska County, IA. The project included automated H&H modeling for more than 525 miles of stream. The project was chosen as a pilot project by FEMA for development of prototype RiskMAP products including multiple return period depth and water surface rasters and a unique digital distribution product using Esri’s ArcReader format.

  • FEMA Risk MAP Production and Technical Services

    FEMA Risk MAP Production and Technical Services

    Beginning in FY09, ESP supported FEMA’s Risk MAP program as part of the RAMPP JV serving FEMA Regions II, III, IV, V and VI. ESP either managed or is currently managing 11 updates to countywide flood studies. Project scopes have included engineering and mapping services for FIRMs, FISs and Risk MAP products and adherence to FEMA quality standards and specifications.

ESP’s staff of skilled and experienced water resource engineers, GIS specialists, application developers and survey professionals provide innovative solutions to floodplain mapping needs. Our team has a complete understanding of the mapping project approach; we use state of the art GIS based modeling and mapping tools; and we have a proven track record of success with hydrologic and hydraulic analysis and natural hazard risk assessments for FEMA, states, municipalities and private clients.

ESP approaches every new project with the desire to continually improve efficiency, accuracy and provide value to the client.

Floodplain Mapping Services:

  • FEMA Map Revisions (LOMR /CLOMR / LOMA)
  • FEMA Flood Insurance Studies
  • Dam Inundation Mapping
  • Drainage Management Plans (DMPs)
  • Flood Risk Assessments & Mitigation
  • Enhanced Floodplain Mapping
  • Watershed Master Planning
  • Flood Warning and Real-time
  • Inundation Mapping
  • Disaster Rapid Response Services
  • Future Development Conditions Impact Studies
  • No Rise Certifications