Flood Information

Approximately 50% of the city is in the floodplain, based upon FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).  The floodplain is defined as the area subject to inundation by the 1% annual chance flood (100-year flood).  

The City of Alamogordo participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  The NFIP makes federally backed flood insurance available for most buildings, whether they are in a floodplain or not. Flood insurance covers direct losses caused by surface flooding, including an arroyo flowing over its banks, and local drainage problems.

Interactive Map:

Find out if a property is in a flood zone

To view the city's floodplain map, visit the GIS webpage, and select "Alamogordo Public Map". 

In the upper right hand corner, select on the Layer List Icon (3rd from the left). 

Scroll down and check the box for "FEMA_Flood_Zones_2018." The floodplain layer will turn on after a few seconds of loading. 

In the upper left search box, you can type in an address and the map will zoom in to that location.