Yavapai County Flood Control District


he Legislature of the State of Arizona delegated responsibility to each county flood control district to adopt regulations designed to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of its citizenry. The Yavapai County Flood Control District was created, and the initial floodplain regulations were adopted by the District Board of Directors in December 1981. The regulations and requirements of the District's Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance  are intended to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions. The Yavapai County Drainage Design Manual was first adopted by Resolution 1151 in November 1998. The information in this manual is used for preparing hydrologic, hydraulic and drainage related reports required by Yavapai County. Click here for more information about Yavapai County Flood Control District.

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Check it out! The Yavapai County Flood Control District Fall Newsletter is here!

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) through Grants

Yavapai County Flood Control District participates in the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA). It is a competitive grant program that provides funding to states, local communities, federally recognized tribes and territories. Awarded grants Funds can be used for projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.
FEMA chooses recipients based on the applicant's ranking of the project, eligibility and cost-effectiveness of the project. FEMA requires state, local, tribal and territorial governments to develop and adopt hazard mitigation plans as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for hazard mitigation assistance projects.

To view the FEMA Mitigation Action Portfolio visit: https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/feam_fy21-bric-mitigation-action-portfolio.pdf

Yavapai County Flood Control District Receives Two Grants

The Yavapai County Flood Control District has been awarded two grants with the first being the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant in the amount of $486,338.25, from FEMA for the Rimrock Floodplain Property Acquisition and Demolition to purchase and remove existing structure(s) from the Special High Flood Hazard Area. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $648,451.00. In 2019, the Rimrock neighborhood was flooded by a rainfall event. Several residents had to be rescued and many homes were red tagged with severe damage. The Flood Control District applied for a grant to purchase and demolish homes that have historically flooded several times and that cannot be brought into current compliance. With the purchase and removal of these structures, the land within the floodway will open capacity for the river and will help mitigate the rest of the neighborhood.
The second grant is the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grant Award in the amount of $150,000.00 from FEMA for the Rimrock Flood Mitigation Project, to provide a study of the flooding issues in Rimrock and identify potential mitigation solutions. This grant is to provide funding to study the flooding issues and find projects to be retrofitted into the Rimrock neighborhood to protect homes from future flooding. The approved project budget is $200,000.00, with the award of $150,000.00 from FEMA and a District match of $50,000.00. | Flyer

Cut Flood Insurance Costs

Thursday, July 7th at 3:00 PM Risk Reduction Group in collaboration with the Yavapai County Flood Control District will be offering an informative free online webinar on cutting flood insurance costs. This webinar will cover various topics including new laws that affect policies, mitigation steps and real-life homeowner examples of flood insurance cost savings. Participants are encouraged to email a copy of their elevation certificate and current flood insurance policy to yavapai@yourfloodrisk.com  for a courtesy review. Register here for the webinar. | Flyer

Lynn Whitman


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Prescott, AZ 86305
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