What is a Floodplain? Am I in one?

The Upton floodplain districts were determined from elevations along stream corridors with reference to the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Markers.

According to the Upton Zoning Code Bylaw "No building permit shall be issued for any structure and no other permit shall be issued for any purpose … located within an area designated as Floodplain District on a map entitled 'Floodplain Zoning Map, Revised May 1, 1980'. "

Call the Upton Planning Board 508-529-1008 or the Conservation Commission 508-529-6286 if you have questions about the location of floodplains.

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1. Help! I have beavers! What do I do?
2. What is the Wetlands Protection Act?
3. What should I do if I see someone breaking environmental laws?
4. What can I do to help maintain the health of wetland areas?
5. I have an underground oil tank. How do I prevent leaks and/or deal with spills?
6. What is a Stormwater Management Policy?
7. What is a Flood Zone? Am I in one?
8. What is a Floodplain? Am I in one?
9. What about emergency tree removal?
10. Do I need a permit to cut trees and brush?
11. How do I get a wetland delineation?
12. I’m thinking about buying property. How will I know if there will be wetland issues?
13. How do I know if I have wetlands or other resources?
14. What is a vernal pool?
15. Do I need a permit?
16. What is a Buffer Zone?
17. Why do we protect wetlands?
18. What are the common wetland resource areas found in Upton?
19. What exactly is a wetland?