Given the frequency and dangers posed by flash flooding in Central Texas, the City of Buda takes its floodplain management responsibilities seriously.
The purpose of the Buda Floodplain Management regulations within Appendix A of the City of Buda Unified Development Code is to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specifically designated areas. In order to accomplish this task, the regulations are designed to:
October 31, 2013 flood event
Onion Creek at RM 967
The Floodplain Development regulations apply to all areas of the City of Buda identified as numbered and unnumbered A zones, AE, AO, and AH Zones, on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and the Flood Boundary and Floodway Map dated September 2, 2005, as amended. In all areas covered by the zones and as identified in Appendix A of the Unified Development Code, no development shall be permitted except upon the issuance of a Floodplain Development Permit granted in accordance with the procedures and standards of the applicable city codes.
No development within any numbered or unnumbered A zones, AE, AO, and AH Zones on the current FIRM maps dated September 2, 2005, as amended, may be initiated until an applicant obtains a Floodplain Development before initiating any man-made change to improved or unimproved real estate, including but not limited to buildings or other structures, levees, levee systems, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations, or storage of equipment or materials.
You may view floodplain maps through FEMA's Map Service Center website. For official determinations regarding the presence of floodplains on a specific property, please contact the City Engineer.