Residents seek answers on new floodplain maps

An open house on Tuesday was designed to answer questions about a new floodplain maps. Most Allen County residents got good news, as 85 properties no longer are listed in the floodplain. Eight were added.



November 8, 2023 - 2:22 PM

Debbie Menzie of Iola meets with Matt Long, a project engineer, to learn about new floodplain maps. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

Debbie Menzie was surprised to receive a notice that her home is now in a floodplain.

It’s never flooded at her home in the north part of Iola, just off Washington Street. Not even close.

She attended an open house on Tuesday at the Community Building in Riverside Park, hosted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture to review new floodplain maps.

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