Project Brays CLOMR

Project Brays Conditional Letter of Map Revision

A Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) is a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) acknowledging a proposed project that, if constructed as proposed, would satisfy National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) criteria and would warrant a change to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM or floodplain map). A CLOMR is an informational product utilized to inform the community about what the anticipated limits of the 1% floodplain will be upon completion of a project (or series of projects) – it does not replace or amend a FIRM. FIRMs are not affected by CLOMRs, and insurance rates cannot be based on a CLOMR. CLOMRs are typically used to inform the community about the anticipated results of large flood damage reduction projects that take many years to construct. Once all or a significant portion of the construction is complete, FIRMs can be updated based upon what was actually constructed.

Upon its completion, Project Brays will provide a 1 percent (100-year) level of protection along the main stem of Brays Bayou upstream of Beltway 8. After the construction of all elements of Project Brays, the area downstream of Beltway 8 will see the removal of the 1 percent (100-year) floodplain from 15,000 homes/businesses in the Brays Bayou watershed.

Want to see what the Brays Bayou floodplain could look like after the completion of Project Brays?

This Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) was generated based on the project plans in 2012 to show the anticipated Brays floodplain after completion of Project Brays. This interactive map shows the CLOMR that was approved by FEMA for Project Brays. It represents an estimate of the revised 1% floodplain as a result of the proposed project and is not to be used as an official map for floodplain determinations or for setting insurance rates.

The final benefits of Project Brays may be different based on the completed construction of the proposed Project Brays elements. The purpose of this map is to provide information to residents living in the Brays Bayou watershed about the anticipated flood risk reduction benefits of Project Brays.

> View Project Brays CLOMR Map

PLEASE NOTE: This map is NOT an official map to be used for floodplain determinations. 

For more information on the Project Brays Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR), contact us. Official maps used for floodplain determinations are produced by FEMA. To view the effective floodplain maps for the Brays Bayou watershed, go to FEMA’s website.

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