Kershaw County Open House-Flood Maps

COUNTY TO HOST OPEN HOUSE TO VIEW PRELIMINARY WATEREE WATERSHED FLOOD MAPS

 

An open house will be held in County Council Chambers at the Kershaw County Government Center at 515 Walnut Street in Camden on Monday, September 19th from 4 P.M.-7 P.M. to give residents the chance to see the newly revised preliminary flood maps of the Wateree Watershed.

The maps cover areas west of Camden, including Lugoff and Elgin as well as Lake Wateree. Residents can learn what the new maps will mean for their property, meet with specialists who will talk about flood insurance, engineering, building permits, and more. The preliminary maps were produced through a partnership among Kershaw and Fairfield Counties, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, FEMA, the Lake Wateree Association, and the Lake Wateree Homeowner’s Association.

They are more precise than older maps because of better flood hazard and risk data. Flood maps are updated periodically because, over time, flood risks change due to construction and development, environmental changes, floodplain widening or shifting, and other factors.

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