City of The Dalles, OR

Flood Insurance Rate Map Update


The Dalles FEMA Open House, May 23, 5:30 - 7:30pm
The Dalles High School Auditorium
220 E 10th Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058
These open houses are intended to help residents understand the risks of living or owning property in or near a flood zone. Speakers will discuss what steps they can take to protect homes and families in those area. Community members will have a chance to speak directly with experts about how the updated flood map may affect them. During the open house you can: 
Learn about the flood mapping process
  • Understand how the map revisions might affect your property and community 
  • Ask about the risk to your property and learn what happens next. 
Would you like to join the open house online? You can log in with the information below .
Meeting ID: 830 7307 7097
Passcode: 2023


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) worked with the state of Oregon, the cities of The Dalles, Dufur, Mosier, and Maupin and the town of Shaniko to update the flood map in your area; an update to original flood maps developed in 1984 and 1989. This updated map better shows the risk of flooding in Wasco County and will help your community better understand its flood risks. This way, you can make informed decisions about how to protect yourself against damage and loss. Visit the following link to learn more the floor map update:

Through this site, property owners and community residents can learn about the flood mapping process, what the changes mean for them, and information about the National Flood Insurance Program. Residents can also learn who to contact if they need more support. At this time, the updated flood map is “preliminary.” This means that it is in draft form and open for public review and input. Once FEMA addresses all comments and appeals on the map and your community adopts it, the new map will go into effect.

We encourage you to visit the website, review your flood risk, and ask questions via the contact information provided. The map can be viewed directly at You can also ask for a flood map for your property by emailing

Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States. Studies show that the high-risk areas on flood maps have a 26% chance of being flooded at some point during a 30-year mortgage. Learn more about the costs of flooding and flood insurance on the Flood Smart website at

Stay informed and check back periodically as this page will be updated as the project progresses. Please contact the Community Development Director Joshua Chandler at for any additional questions.