Real Estate News from Brad Gough

Floodplain versus Floodway

What is the difference between a floodplain and a floodway? The distinction between the two is important when considering development and mitigating risk in a community.

A floodplain is comprised of the floodway and the floodway fringe. The floodway includes the channel and adjacent overbank areas necessary to effectively convey floodwaters. The flood fringe are lands outside the floodway, at or below the Base Flood Elevation, that store but do not effectively convey floodwaters. FEMA regulates the floodplain to represent the 1 percent-annual-chance flood, known as the base flood.

A floodway is the primary conveyance area of a channels cross-section that is the natural conduit for flood waters. The floodway must remain open in order to allow flood waters to pass. When the floodway is obstructed by buildings, structures, or debris, flood waters will back up, resulting in greater flooding potential upstream.

Learn more about flood maps and check the status of Map Change Requests Here

To learn about flood insurance, call your insurance agent or visit Most insurance companies can write an NFIP policy for you.

Looking for a Flood Map? Click Here

I Appreciate Your Referrals

It is a common misconception that a real estate agent primarily learns of someone looking to buy or sell a home when someone simply calls an agency looking for an agent to help them. Although this can happen, it is very rare. In fact, over 80% of the referrals I receive come from past clients and past coworkers just like you. The other 15-20% of referrals comes from our national network of relocation companies and other Coldwell Banker agencies across the country.

The greatest compliment I can receive is when someone like you refers me to a friend, coworker or family member of theirs. If you, or someone you know, are looking to either buy or sell a home then I would certainly appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. Do you know of someone looking to buy or sell a home?

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Carmel, In 46032


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