Flood Zone Information
The Public Works Department provides flood zone assistance for properties located within the City of Fairfield.
There are numerous creeks that are located within the City of Fairfield that have a 100-year floodplain associated with them, as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A 100-year floodplain, by FEMA's definition, is an area that has a 1% chance any given year of being inundated. Lenders typically require that flood insurance be carried on homes that are located within a 100-year floodplain.
These creeks are as follows:
- American Canyon Creek- located south of Interstate 80, west of Lopes Road
- Dan Wilson Creek- located north and south of Interstate 80, east of Suisun Valley Road and Pittman Road
- Green Valley Creek- located north and south of Interstate 80, west of Green Valley Road and Pittman Road
- Jameson Canyon Creek- located south of Interstate 80, west of Lopes Road
- Laurel Creek- located through Paradise Valley, east of Dover Avenue
- Ledgewood Creek- located north and south of Interstate 80, west of Oliver Road and east & west of Beck Avenue
- McCoy Creek- located south of the McCoy Basin, west of Walters Road
- Pennsylvania Avenue Creek- a concrete-lined ditch located alongside Pennsylvania Avenue
- Soda Springs Creek- a tributary to Laurel Creek, just northwest of Paradise Valley
- Suisun Creek- located east of Dan Wilson Creek
- Union Creek- located in the northeastern part of the City, north of Travis Air Force Base
- Union Avenue Creek- located just east of Union Avenue
These creeks are shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the City of Fairfield, prepared by FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). A copy of these maps is available for use at both the downtown library and at the Public Works Department within City Hall, located at 1000 Webster Street, 3rd floor.
The City of Fairfield also participates in a program sponsored by the NFIP known as the Community Rating System. This program rewards communities that promote flood awareness and implement flood protection measures.
As part of the City of Fairfield's participation in the Community Rating System, property owners within the City who carry flood insurance receive a discount on their flood insurance premiums. If you would like to find out if your property is located within the 100-year floodplain, you can stop by City Hall and speak to a staff person at Public Works.
If you have any questions about the City's participation in the NFIP and/or the Community Rating System, please call 707.428.7485.
Flood Hazard Information