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...

Notice of Request for Statements of Qualifications for Oak Creek Remapping Project

The Yavapai County Flood Control District invites qualified persons/firms to submit Statements of Qualifications to provide professional engineering services for the Oak Creek Floodplain Remapping Project. For more information, please read the Notice of Request for Statements of Qualifications here. 

FEMA Stakeholder Workshop


Please join us for an informative FEMA Stakeholder Workshop, sponsored by Yavapai Realty and Lawyer's Title . To learn more about the upcoming seminar, read the FEMA Stakeholder Workshop flyer here. 

Changes in Flood Maps and Insurance Workshop Presentation

Don't miss out on the Changes in Flood Maps and Insurance Workshop! If you are not able to attend, you may view the presentation here: Changes in Flood Maps and Insurance Workshop. 

Preparedness for Monsoon Season in Yavapai County

Monsoon season has arrived here in Arizona. In anticipation of the potential of heavy, intense rainfall over the next couple of months, the Yavapai County Flood Control District encourages residents and visitors within Yavapai County to be prepared for heavy runoff and flash flooding. The Flood Control District encourages residents and visitors to be alert and aware of the conditions surrounding this anticipated event. Keep informed via radio, television, the internet (National Weather Service ), NOAA weather radio, and through the Yavapai County Emergency Management page. Also, the District recommends that residents and visitors review its Flood Safety page to be prepared before an event occurs.

A few additional reminders to help get prepared and to keep you safe:

  • Clean out drainage ditches and drainage pipes on your property; if pipes are damaged, repair or replace them
  • Secure or remove personal property that is in an area where storm water flows
  • Raise personal property on blocks in and around your home if it is prone to flooding; secure objects on your property to prevent them from moving or being carried away by floodwaters, blocking downstream drainage facilities
  • Get sand and prepare sand bags (locations of local sand bag availability can be determined through the Emergency Management page or via their office at 928-771-3321)
  • Store materials like sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting, and lumber for protection from floodwaters and to make quick repairs after a storm
  • Contact your insurance agent to purchase or check your flood insurance coverage. Flood losses are not covered under normal homeowners’ insurance policies, but flood insurance is available through the National Flood Insurance Program . Contact your insurance agent or go to www.floodsmart.gov  for more information.
  • Stay informed and ahead of the storm by checking the local weather forecasts via the National Weather Service and other media outlets
  • During heavy rainfall events, plan to stay put and not drive where flooding may occur
  • Do not enter flooded roadway intersections or washes
  • If you accidentally drive onto a flooded street, turn around if you can do so safely and drive to higher ground

See Also:  FEMA Flood Preparation Safety  | FEMA Myths and Facts 


Lynn Whitman


Appointed 2018

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Prescott, AZ 86305
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