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News Release

Lancaster County
Date: November 4, 2011

For more information contact
Ben Higgins, Senior Engineer, 402-441-7589

Proposed Modifications in Base Flood Elevations for Little Salt Creek

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has sent a letter to Lancaster County and the City of Lincoln regarding proposed modifications to the base flood elevations for the Little Salt Creek floodplain, located in the north central portion of Lancaster County. The Base Flood Elevation (BFE) Notice of Studies will be published in the Lincoln Journal Star on or about November 6, 2011 and November 13, 2011. From the second date of publication there is a 90 day appeal period for any owner or lessee of real property who believe that they are adversely affected by the base flood elevation determinations and have knowledge or information that the proposed base flood elevations are scientifically or technically incorrect. Any appeals should be made to Ben Higgins, Public Works, 555 S. 10th Street, Suite 203, Lincoln, NE 68508 and per FEMA's guidance the City will forward to FEMA with a city written opinion. All information to FEMA must be received within the 90 day appeal period. More information (including the October 31, 2011 letter from FEMA as well as flood maps) can be found by going to the County Commissioners's website at, and click on Preliminary Flood Maps.

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