Coconino County releases new flood risk maps for Munds Park
Coconino County flood officials have updated flood mapsfor the Munds Park area.
According to officials, flood risk for some residents has gone up while others will see decreased risk based on new information.
The updated maps, which use new mapping and modeling techniques, were developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the county based on environmental, land use and other changes.
They replace maps based on 30-year-old studies and will be used to determine flood insurance and building requirements.
The new maps will also help community planners determine how new structures should be built.
Officials will hold a flood-risk open house on Sept. 18 at the Pinewood Country Club.