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Floodways located within areas of special flood hazard established in § 153.07, are areas designated as floodways. Since the floodway is an extremely hazardous area due to the velocity of flood waters which carry debris, potential projectiles and erosion potential, the following provisions shall apply:
(A) Encroachments are prohibited, including fill, new construction, substantial improvements and other development other than bridges, culverts, and similar improvements within the adopted regulatory floodway. For bridges, culverts, or other similar encroachments it shall be demonstrated through hydrologic and hydraulic analyses performed in accordance with standard engineering practice that the proposed encroachment would not result in any increase in flood levels within the community during the occurrence of the base flood discharge.
(B) If division (A) above is satisfied, all new construction and substantial improvements shall comply with all applicable flood hazard reduction provisions of §§ 153.40et seq.
(C) Under the provisions of 44 C.F.R. Ch. 1, § 65.12, of the National Flood Insurance Program Regulations, a community may permit encroachments within the adopted regulatory floodway that would result in an increase in base flood elevations, provided that the community first completes all of the provisions required by § 65.12.
(Ord. 14-0715, passed 7-15-2014) Penalty, see § 153.99