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Nova Scotia joined the Flood Damage Reduction Program in 1978 signing a General and a Mapping and Studies Agreement. The 100-year flood was used to delineate and designate flood plains in 9 communities. Those communities have all incorporated the mapping in their land use by-laws. The two zone approach has been used where future development is prohibited in the floodway, defined by the 20-year flood, but is permitted in the flood fringe if adequate flood proofing is carried out.
Is your property in an area that is subject of recurrent and severe flooding?
If your community is listed below, it is in a "Designated" area. Provide the designation name to the contact when requesting a flood risk map.
To obtain a map, contact:
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
Municipal Services, Land Use Planning
Land Information Centre
5151 Terminal Road, 2nd Floor – P.O. Box 2205
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3C4
For more information, contact:
Sustainable Water Management
Environmental Stewardship Branch
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Environmental and Natural Areas Management
Nova Scotia Environment
5151 Terminal Road, 5th Floor – P.O. Box 697
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2T8
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