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.

In the News...

ADOT, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, other agencies launch wildfire awareness campaign

‘One Less Spark’ campaign shows how drivers can help prevent wildfires. For the full article, please click on the following link from ADOT:

One Less Spark: How motorists can help prevent wildfires 

Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act

On March 21st, 2014, the President signed the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA). This makes changes to the Biggert-Waters Reform Act (BW-12). The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) has put together a document analyzing the HFIAA. Please read the document link below thoroughly and, if you have further questions, contact our office at (928)771-3197. You may also refer to our Reference Materials page to access this document in the future.

ASFPM Analysis of the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act 

Big Bug Creek Restudy Public Meeting

The YCFCD has completed the Big Bug Creek Detailed Flood Hazard Study. The new detailed maps will help residents along the Big Bug Creek better identify risks and make informed decisions about how to protect their families and property in the event of a flood. The YCFCD will be holding a public open house on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 from 4-7pm at Mayer High School. There, residents can speak one-on-one with YCFCD, FEMA contractors and insurance experts for more information about their specific property.

Biggert-Waters Reform Act Resource List

Need further information about the Biggert-Waters Reform Act (BW-12)? Please click on the link below for a newly compiled resource list via the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).

BW-12 Resources 


Lynn Whitman


Appointed 2018

1120 Commerce Drive
Prescott, AZ 86305
(928) 771-3197
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