FEMA Hydrology Maps & Documents

Information about Special Flood Hazard Areas in the City and its surrounding areas.

The City of Albuquerque and its surrounding areas contain several different Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA), also known as flood zones. The following documents explain how flooding can occur, the SFHA’s, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and why the City of Albuquerque participates in the program.

What is the definition of a flood according to FEMA and the NFIP? 

    • A flood is a general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of two or more acres of normally dry land area or of two or more properties (at least one of which is the policyholders’ property) from: Overflow of inland or tidal waters; Unusual and rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters from any source or mudflow.
    • How do I know if my residence or building is in a flood zone?
      • To answer this question click on one of the links below and enter your address. The first link is a local map, which shows the same SFHA’s as the FEMA map. The only difference is, the FEMA map is the official map used by all flood plain administrators and investigators for lending institutions.

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        Rudy Rael, Hydrology Engineer Assistant, (505) 924-3977 or [email protected]