A.   Purpose: It is the purpose of this zone to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare, and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas by methods and provisions designed for:
      1.   Restricting or prohibiting uses which are dangerous to health, safety, and property due to water or erosion hazards, or which result in damaging increases in erosion or in flood heights or velocities;
      2.   Requiring that uses vulnerable to floods, including facilities which serve such uses, be protected against flood damage at the time of initial construction;
      3.   Controlling the alteration of natural floodplains, stream channels, and natural protective barriers, which help accommodate or channel flood waters;
      4.   Controlling filling, grading, dredging; and
      5.   Preventing or regulating the construction of flood barriers which will unnaturally divert flood waters or which may increase flood hazards in other areas.
   B.   Applicability: This Overlay Zone shall apply to all areas of special flood hazards within the jurisdiction of the City. All developments within this Overlay Zone shall adhere to title 14 of this Code. (Ord. 311 § 1, 1999)