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Frequently Asked Questions: Base Flood Elevation

Title

Base Flood Elevation 

Program Area

Water Management 

Specific Program

Flood 

CWCB Section

Watershed & Flood Protection 

Question

What is a Base Flood Elevation (BFE)?

Answer

A Base Flood Elevation (BFE) is the height of the base flood, usually in feet, in relation to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, the North American Vertical Datum of 1988, or other datum referenced in the Flood Insurance Study report, or average depth of the base flood, usually in feet, above the ground surface.
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Created at 6/30/2010 9:17 AM  by System Account 
Last modified at 6/30/2010 9:17 AM  by System Account