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Question

How do I determine the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) at a specific site?

Answer

Flood profiles from Flood Insurance Study reports can be used to determine the BFE at a specific site.  On the effective flood map, locate your site by measuring the distance, along the centerline of the stream channel, from a known point such as a road or cross section.  Then scale that distance on the Flood Profile and read up to the profile of interest, then across to determine the elevation.