The City of Richmond participates in floodplain management and the CRS program. Floodplains are the land areas susceptible to being inundated by flood waters from any source. The City of Richmond provides support in relation to development and maintenance of these areas. The city also participates in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). This is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements.