Floodplain Information

Updated: October 25, 2019

Flood Class Improvement Rating

The City recently achieved a flood class improvement rating! Residents and businesses within the City of Carver are now eligible for a 20% flood insurance premium discount, which is an improvement from the previous 15% that was in place.

Community Rating System

The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary program under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that allows communities to earn flood insurance premium discounts for their residents and businesses. Communities earn CRS credit points for activities that promote good flood risk reduction practices and encourages the purchase of flood insurance. CRS Class Ratings are assigned at 500-point increments, and each improvement in a Class Rating nets an additional 5% flood insurance premium discount. The CRS Class Ratings range from 1 to 10, with 1 being the highest rating and 10 being the lowest rating.

The City of Carver has participated in the CRS program since 2015 and is now rated as a Class 6 community, which means residents and businesses get a 20% discount on their flood insurance premiums. If you have any questions regarding flood insurance and the City's certification, contact Erin Smith by phone at 952-448-8743 or email Erin. You can learn more about the program on FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program page.

Flood Insurance Study & Rate Maps

February 13, 2017 - The City has received notice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that the proposed new Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) are in the required 90-day appeal process prior to their becoming final for floodplain management purposes. These proposed documents would replace the existing Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the City. Copies of the proposed new FIRMs and FIS that affect Carver are available as follows.