Floodplain Management

Many Golden Valley residents are already prepared for potential flooding. Those with homes near a floodplain have likely floodproofed their homes and purchased flood insurance, protecting themselves from costly damage. The information on this page can help you learn if your home or business is at risk for flooding and how to take action to prevent flood damage.

The City of Golden Valley has been working to manage flooding for decades. In 1969 the City joined seven western suburbs and Minneapolis to form an organization that later became the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission.  The BCWMC worked with member cities, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and other agencies to build flood control structures on Bassett Creek.