Cañon City periodically experiences localized flooding in areas bordered by the Arkansas River but often in areas that are not in mapped floodplains. Residents and property owners are encouraged to become familiar with those areas most prone to flooding and to take steps now to prepare for a flood emergency to help protect lives and property.
Cañon City participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Because of participation in NFIP, property owners in Cañon City are eligible to purchase discounted flood insurance from NFIP. Participation in NFIP also makes available federal financial assistance to property owners for the permanent repair or reconstruction of insurable buildings damaged as a result of flooding.