Flood Maps

KOHA - Kauai Online Hazard Assessment Tool
KOHA is a GIS application showing flood plain maps. It was developed by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


Contact Information

County of Kauai
Department of Public Works
Engineering Division - Flood Review
Stanford Iwamoto
4444 Rice Street, Suite 175
Lihue, Hawaii 96766-1340

Phone: 241-4896
Fax: 241-6609
Email: siwamoto@kauai.gov

Hours of Operation:
7:45 am - 4:30 pm 
Monday thru Friday, except state and county holidays.

New Elevation Certificate

Revised Elevation Certificate & Floodproofing Certificate

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the collection of information under OMB Number 1660-0008, which includes the Elevation Certificate (FEMA Form 81-31) and the Floodproofing Certificate (FEMA Form 81-65).The new expiration date for both forms is March 31, 2012.


The only changes to the Floodproofing Certificate are the new expiration date and revised Paperwork Burden Disclosure Notice.  Significant changes to the Elevation Certificate and Instructions are noted below:

  • In Section A, items A8.d and A9.d are added asking:
    Engineered flood openings?   [ ] Yes    [ ] No
  • In Section C, item C2.h is added, which reads:
    Lowest adjacent grade at lowest elevation of deck or stairs, including structural support 
    __________.___ [ ] feet    [ ] meters (Puerto Rico only)
    (This information is provided if the certificate is being used to support a request for a LOMA or LOMR-F)
  • The Instructions for Section A for items A.8.b-c and A.9.b-c have been revised, in part to allow the height of flood openings to be determined from the interior grade or floor.
  • Instructions for other sections have been clarified and expanded as needed
  • Two new Building Diagrams have been added:
  1. The new Diagram 1B is for raised-slab-on-grade or slab-on-ste-wall-with-fill single- and multiple-floor buildings. (Diagram 1 from the old Elevation Certificate is Diagram 1A on the new Elevation Certificate.
  2. The new Diagram 9 is for all buildings (other than split-level) elevated on a sub-grade crawlspace.

The new EC will be phased in on a voluntary basis until March 31, 2010. It will also be reproduced in the May 1, 2006 NFIP Flood Insurance Manual.

Source: FEMA

Documents

 TitleModified DateDescription
Agriculture Building Exemption Form2/28/2014 
Elevation Certificate4/8/2009 
Floodproofing Certificate4/8/2009 
No Rise Certification2/21/2008“No-Rise” Certification Form
Flood Review Policy4/30/2007Policy and Standard Operating Procedure - Building Permit Flood Review Policy
Coastal High Hazard Area Certification4/30/2007This form is to certify that the plans for any new structures, construction and improvements that will be constructed within the V-Zone Flood Hazard Area conforms to the requirements of Section 15-1.5 of Kauai County Code.
Flood Hazard Area Certification4/30/2007This form is to certify that the plans for any new structures, construction and improvements that will be constructed within the A, AE, and AH zone (excluding floodway) Flood Hazard Area conforms to the requirements of Section 15-1.5 of Kauai County Code.
Flood Zone Construction4/30/2007Building Permit Applications within flood zones Flood plain management. Provides information on general requirements and procedures involved in obtaining approval of building permit applications in flood zones.
Floodway Certification Form4/30/2007This form is to certify that the plans for any new structures, construction and improvements that will be constructed within the flood way of the Flood Hazard Area conforms to the requirements of Section 15-1.5 of Kauai County Code.

Letters of Map Change Actions

LETTERS OF MAP CHANGES (LOMC) ACTIONS
KAUAI COUNTY, HAWAII
(Community No.: 150002)

 

Tax Map Key
LOMC

Case No.

Effective Date
Project Identifier
Map Panel No. (Old)
Map Panel No. (Current)
Flooding Source
Comment
(4) 1-6-005:069
LOMA
 
3/6/1981
Parcel 69, Fourth Division, Zone 1, Section 6, Plat 05
0258
 
 
*
(4) 3-6-011:037
LOMA
98-09-374A
4/28/1998
Lot 197, Map 22
2930 Pua Nani Street
0202C
0326E
Nawiliwili Stream
*
(4) 4-9-004:025
LOMR-F
02-09-080A
1/18/2002
TMK No. 4-9-04-025(4), Lot 1-A, 5047A & 5047B Aliomanu Road
0070C
0095
Pacific Ocean
Superseded by 06-09-B541A
(4) 4-4-002:032
CPR Unit 1
LOMA
03-09-0330A
2/12/2003
Amended Map 1876 Amended Kipapa Estates Condominium Unit 1 6707 Kipapa Road
0130D
0185E
Kalama Stream
*
(4) 4-8-008:040 to 048
LOMR-F
05-09-0641A
6/3/2005
Lots 3-11, Anahola Village Residence Lots, Unit 1, are removed from SFHA.
0070C
95E
Anahola Stream
 
(4) 1-6-011:008
LOMA
06-09-0181A
11/29/05
Lot 2-G-1, Map 8 Structure (4760 Menehune Road) is removed from SFHA
258E
258E
Ponding
 
(4) 4-2-022:067
LOMA
06-09-B290A
3/2/2006
Lot 25, Nonaka Subdivision Phase II. Structure in Unit 1 (6401 Puu Pilo Road) is removed from SFHA.
0192E
192E
Opaekaa Stream
 
(4) 4-9-004:025
LOMR-VZ
06-09-B541A
4/4/2006
Lot 1-A. Structure (5047-A Aliomanu Road) is removed from SFHA.
0095E
95E
Pacific Ocean
Correct address is #5047-B
(4) 4-1-005:003
LOMA
06-09-BD82A
9/12/2006
Por. of lot 52, Beach Walk Tract Structure (Apt. Bldg) (320 Papaloa Road) is removed from SFHA.
212E
212E
Wailua River
 
 
LOMR-APP
07-09-0537P
1/26/2007
This LOMR is being issued to update the BFEs shown on FIRM Panels 0055E and 0313E to match the BFEs shown on the previously effective FIRM Panels 0055C and 0194D.
0055E
0313E
0055E
0313E
Pacific Ocean
 
(4) 2-5-003:018
LOMA
07-09-1175A
6/07/2007
Lot 39-L-3, Lawai Homesteads. Property is removed from SFHA.
292E
292E
Lawai Stream
 
(4) 3-6-011:038
LOMA
08-09-0477A
2/14/2008
Lot 198, Land Court Application 1087. Structure (2918 Pua Nani Street) is removed from SFHA.
0326E
0328E
0326E
0328E
Nawiliwili Stream
 
(4) 1-3-006:028
LOMA
08-09-1349A
7/22/2008
Lot 5, Block 10, Kekaha Beach Homes. Structure (4631 Palila Loop) is removed from SFHA.
0254E
0254E
Kekaha Drainageway
 
(4) 4-2-006:075
LOMA
08-09-0946A
8/14/2008
Lot 20, Opaekaa Falls Tract.  Structure (6385 Ahele Drive) is removed from SFHA.
0192E
0192E
Opaekaa Stream
 
(4) 4-5-004:013
LOMA
08-09-1830A
10/23/2008
Lot 7, Sloggett Subdivision.  Structure (4547 Panihi Road) is removed from SFHA.
0204E
0204E
Waikea Canal
 
(4) 2-7-004:061
LOMR Floodway
09-09-0394A
12/04/2008
Lot 44-E, described in Quitclaim Deed recorded as Document 93-214374 Bureau of Conveyances. Structure (4351-A Naulu Place) is removed from SFHA.
0311E
0311E
Omao Stream
 
(4) 4-2-022:065
LOMR
Floodway
09-09-0193A
2/10/2009
Lot 23, Nonaka Subdivision, Phase II. Structure (6427 Puupilo Road) is removed from SFHA.
192E
192E
Opaekaa Stream
 
(4) 2-6-016:015
LOMA
10-09-0072A
11/30/2009
Lot 15, Kukui`ula Large Lot Subdivision is removed from SFHA.
0313E
0313E
shallow flooding
 
 (4) 1-3-006:035
 LOMC
 11-09-3393A
8/30/2011 
Lot 12, Kekaha Beach Home, Block 10
 0254F
 0254F
Kekaha Drainageway; Cox Ditch