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FEMA Floodplain Mapping Services

Barraco and Associates, Inc. provide comprehensive FEMA floodplain mapping services, including Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA), Letters of Map Revision (LOMR), and “No-Rise” Certifications.

According to  current Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), much of Southwest Florida lies within “AE” flood zones, FEMA’s designation for areas with a 1% annual chance of flooding.  Unfortunately, these maps are typically created with generalized, large-scale topographic data that does not incorporate detailed, site-specific information.  By utilizing our in-house surveying staff and an in-depth knowledge and experience with both local and federal flood hazard management policies, Barraco and Associates, Inc. has been able to successfully perform numerous map modifications, substantially reducing flood insurance premiums and, in some cases, eliminating Flood Zone designations that would otherwise render properties undevelopable.


Sample Projects

River Hall

1999 unit residential subdivision in Alva, Florida developed for Landmar Group


Single-family and multi-family subdivision in Fort Myers, Florida for Stock Development

Three Oaks Parkway

Four-lane highway design within The Brooks, Bonita Springs, Florida for Bonita Bay Group

Riverview Center

Commercial subdivision located on the Imperial River in Bonita Springs for McGarvey Development

Design Engineering

  • Residential and commercial land development
  • Surface water management design
  • Stormwater pollution prevention plans
  • Expert witness testimony

Studies / Modeling

  • Due diligence studies
  • Grading and drainage studies
  • Flowway analysis
  • Hydrology and hydraulic modeling
  • Master planning


  • Site development permitting
  • Stormwater discharge permitting
  • Utility distribution permitting
  • Roadway access, drainage and utility permitting