Flood Information

Franklin County Flood Information

Much of Franklin County is comprised of two 100-year floodplains; Elkhorn Creek and the Kentucky River floodplain.

Franklin County Flooding Information

For information regarding Flood Safety, Property Protection, Permitting, and Insurance click this link or call 502-875-8701.

Are you in a flood zone?

Want to check if your home or prospective home is in a flood zone?  Click here to find out.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about flooding, stormwater, or drainage please reach out to our Planning & Zoning Department.

(502) 875-8701

Robert Hewitt, P&Z Director

Tina Peck, Staff Planner

Education Center

Lower Kentucky Watershed

A presentation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency about the lower Kentucky Watershed.

Flood Hazards

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet website. This resource will help you understand your flood hazards.

Quick Guide

The Kentucky Quick Guide to flood preparedness.

Dredge Guide

Information from the Energy and Environmental Cabinet regarding dredging.

Document Center

Storm Water & Drainage Information

Drainage Problems

Problems and/or issues relating to stormwater or drainage in Franklin County can be reported to the Planning Department. This would include information about pollutants that are being introduced to the drainage system. Additionally, issues relating to stormwater drainage flow, such as obstructions impeding the flow of stormwater, should also be conveyed to the department.




To view regulations pertaining to Stormwater & Drainage Please click on the document links below:

Stormwater Procedure Manual
Illicit Discharge Control
2013-04-12 Ordinance to update FIRM – Flood Damage Prevention
Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance