Kagel Canyon Letter of Map Revision (LOMR)

Los Angeles County Public Works is pursuing a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for two of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in unincorporated areas and the City of Los Angeles in Kagel Canyon. The purpose of the LOMR is to more accurately identify Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) in Kagel Canyon. Public Works is pursuing a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) in Kagel Canyon to account for several factors, including updated hydrologic and topographic (“lay of the land”) data, to provide more accurate Base Flood Elevations and to align Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) with the actual alignment of Kagel Canyon’s main creek.

Notification letters have been sent to the affected property owners and residents to inform them of the flood zone changes mapped in Public Works’ LOMR application. The new LOMR will become effective for insurance purposes 6 months from the date of FEMA’s issuance of the LOMR.

Affected property owners and residents will be notified when FEMA issues the LOMR. At that time, for structures that are newly mapped into an SFHA, it will be best for owners and residents to contact their insurance agent as soon as possible, especially before the effective date of the LOMR, to obtain the best flood insurance rate.

Public Works will briefly introduce the topic of the proposed LOMR at the January 6, 2021 meeting of the Kagel Canyon Civic Association. Kagel Canyon Flood Insurance Rate Map Revision Presentation.

Affected owners and residents are also invited to attend a virtual meeting on Zoom® to discuss the proposed LOMR, flood insurance requirements, and flood zone mapping:

Kagel Canyon LOMR Virtual Meeting
January 27, 2022, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Zoom Details HERE (Passcode: 181739)
Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or
+1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 848 3602 3040

Check back with this web page for updates on the Kagel Canyon LOMR process.

Below are links to the LOMR application’s flood zone map and other helpful informational materials:

Flood Zone Information (includes proposed flood zone boundaries)


Kagel Canyon LOMR Notification Letter to Affected Owners and Residents

Kagel Canyon Frequently Asked Questions Sheet December 2021

Risk Rating 2.0 Year One Impacts on Premiums in Kagel Canyon Zip Code

For Property Owners Newly Mapped into a Higher Risk Zone:

Effective Dates of New NFIP Flood Insurance Policies - October 2021
Eligibility and Exclusions for NFIP Flood Insurance Policies - October 2021
Newly Mapped Discounts on NFIP Flood Insurance Policies - October 2021
Standard Coverage and Deductibles for NFIP Flood Insurance Policies - October 2021
Dwelling Form for NFIP Flood Insurance Policies - October 2021

For Property Owners Mapped into Lesser Risk Zones:

Policy Cancellation, Refunds for NFIP Flood Insurance - October 2021


Links to useful information from Los Angeles County Public Works and FEMA

Link to City of Los Angeles Floodplain Management Web Site:

Bureau of Engineering - Street Improvement and Stormwater, (213)485-4820