The floodplain management program in Mille Lacs County administers regulations in floodplain areas to:
Promote the health and safety of residents
Minimize loss of life
Reduce losses caused by flood damage
Floodplains are areas near rivers, streams, and lakes that are susceptible to flooding. Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM), developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), show the areas in Mille Lacs County that have been determined to be in the floodplain.