From the enactment of the Pennsylvania Floodplain Management Act (Act 166 of 1978), floodplain monitoring has traditionally
been the responsibility of the Department of Community & Economic Development (or its predecessor, Department of Community Affairs,
DCA.) Act 166 requires that a municipality enact and enforce an ordinance to meet the requirements of the Pennsylvania Floodplain
Management Act and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).