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Sep 11, 2005

Officials in Calif. Seek Flood Map Revision

While some areas of the country deal with new, more accurate flood maps placing more land in the flood plain, officials in California are trying to get an area around San Marcos Lake removed from the flood plain.

Officials are spending $40,000 to for a study to revise the Flood Insurance Rate Maps that would remove much of the land around Lake San Marcos from the flood plain. Federal law requires that lenders require homeowners living within a flood zone to buy insurance if they have a mortgage or refinance their home. Removing the homes from the flood zone would remove this requirement, saving property owners hundreds of dollars a year in flood insurance premiums.

Complete article from North County Times.