§ 152.033  STANDARDS FOR FLOODWAY CONDITIONAL USES.
   (A)   All uses. A conditional use must not cause any increase in the stage of the 1% chance or regional flood or cause an increase in flood damages in the reach or reaches affected.
   (B)   Fill; storage of materials and equipment.
      (1)   The storage or processing of materials that are, in time of flooding, flammable, explosive, or potentially injurious to human, animal, or plant life is prohibited.
      (2)   Fill, dredge spoil, and other similar materials deposited or stored in the floodplain must be protected from erosion by vegetative cover, mulching, riprap or other acceptable method. Permanent sand and gravel operations and similar uses must be covered by a long-term site development plan.
      (3)   Temporary placement of fill, other materials, or equipment which would cause an increase to the stage of the 1% percent chance or regional flood may only be allowed if the City Council has approved a plan that assures removal of the materials from the floodway based upon the flood warning time available.
   (C)   Accessory structures.
      (1)   Accessory structures must not be designed for human habitation.
      (2)   Accessory structures, if permitted, must be constructed and placed on the building site so as to offer the minimum obstruction to the flow of flood waters:
         (a)   Whenever possible, structures must be constructed with the longitudinal axis parallel to the direction of flood flow; and
         (b)   So far as practicable, structures must be placed approximately on the same flood flow lines as those of adjoining structures.
      (3)   Accessory structures must be elevated on fill or structurally dry flood proofed in accordance with the FP-1 or FP-2 floodproofing classifications in the State Building Code. All floodproofed accessory structures must meet the following additional standards:
         (a)   The structure must be adequately anchored to prevent flotation, collapse or lateral movement and designed to equalize hydrostatic flood forces on exterior walls; and
         (b)   Any mechanical and utility equipment in the structure must be elevated to or above the regulatory flood protection elevation or properly flood proofed.
      (4)   As an alternative, an accessory structure may be internally/wet flood proofed to the FP-3 or FP-4 floodproofing classifications in the State Building Code, provided the accessory structure constitutes a minimal investment and does not exceed 576 square feet in size. A detached garage may only be used for parking of vehicles and limited storage. All structures must meet the following standards:
         (a)   To allow for the equalization of hydrostatic pressure, there must be a minimum of two automatic openings in the outside walls of the structure, with a total net area of not less than one square inch for every square foot of enclosed area subject to flooding; and
         (b)   There must be openings on at least two sides of the structure and the bottom of all openings must be no higher than one foot above the lowest adjacent grade to the structure. Using human intervention to open a garage door prior to flooding will not satisfy this requirement for automatic openings.
   (D)   Structural works for flood control that will change the course, current or cross section of protected wetlands or public waters are subject to the provisions of M.S. § 103G.245.
   (E)   A levee, dike or floodwall constructed in the floodway must not cause an increase to the 1% chance or regional flood. The technical analysis must assume equal conveyance or storage loss on both sides of a stream.
   (F)   Floodway developments must not adversely affect the hydraulic capacity of the channel and adjoining floodplain of any tributary watercourse or drainage system.
(Ord. 1079, passed 4-14-14)