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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Prescott Preliminary Map Revision

The City of Prescott and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have completed a comprehensive Physical Map Revision (PMR) of the flood hazard area along the creeks within and surrounding the City of Prescott. It also includes some unincorporated portions of Yavapai County. These detailed maps will help property owners better understand their current flood risk and help them make more informed decisions about how to protect family and property in the event of a flood. The new FIRMs will be effective in the fall of 2016, and at that time, if you have a loan, your mortgage lender will be informed of your property’s new flood zone status. If you carry a mortgage from a federally regulated or insured lender, you will be required to purchase flood insurance. Please keep in mind that, if you do not purchase the insurance within 45 days after being informed by your lender that flood insurance is required, your lender is required to obtain insurance and charge you for the amount, which could be more costly Although the Yavapai County Flood Control District (YCFCD) is not an insurance provider, we want to help you understand your flood insurance options. As the owner of a newly mapped property, you may qualify for a lower-cost rating option through the federally-supported National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and purchasing a policy before the maps become effective will not only provide you financial protection but also may extend your savings. Contact your insurance agent to find out what option works best for you. We invite you to learn more about the PMR process and better understand your change in flood risk and options. A public comment period on the PMR is underway until December 30, 2015, to help ensure property owners and others have the opportunity to become informed and provide input. You are invited to speak one-on-one with YCFCD, the City of Prescott, and insurance specialists about your property at either of the open house meetings below:

  • Gardens at Willow Creek: 1171 Lilac Way, Thursday, November 5, 4-7 p.m.
  • Rowle P. Simmons Community Center: 1280 East Rosser Street, Wednesday, November 18, 4-7 p.m.

You can view your property and the new preliminary maps at the District website, www.yavapai.us/ycflood. Navigate to the “Search Your Property ” page, via the link in the upper right-hand corner of the page, and enter your parcel number or address. You may also select the projects tab at the top of the website page to learn more about the study. For more information about flood insurance, contact your insurance agent or visit or the FEMA Flood Insurance Site for Consumers at www.floodsmart.gov , or call the FEMA Flood Insurance Call Center at (800) 427-4661.


Program for Public Information

Notice is hereby given that the Yavapai County Flood Control District Board of Directors will be considering the adoption of  a proposed new Program for Public Information (PPI).  The Board of Directors will hold a courtesy hearing concerning this matter on September 8, 2015 at 1015 Fair Street, Prescott, AZ.  86305 at 9:30 AM.  The Board of Directors will hold a final hearing on this matter and consider the formal adoption of the  Yavapai County Program for Public Information (PPI) on September 21, 2015 at 10 South 6th Street, Cottonwood, AZ.  86326 at 9:30 AM.  The purpose of the Program for Public Information (PPI) is to improve our outreach program by formalizing the program and inviting stakeholders to bring their efforts and ideas to the group.  For more information, please read the full Program for Public Information file .


Flood Risk Management Plan

Notice is hereby given that the Yavapai County Flood Control District Board of Directors will be considering the adoption of  a proposed new Flood Risk Management Plan (FRMP).  The Board of Directors will hold a courtesy hearing concerning this matter on September 8, 2015 at 1015 Fair Street, Prescott, AZ.  86305 at 9:30 AM.  The Board of Directors will hold a final hearing on this matter and consider the formal adoption of the Yavapai County Flood Risk Management Plan (FRMP) on September 21, 2015 at 10 South 6th Street, Cottonwood, AZ.  86326 at 9:30 AM.  The Yavapai County Flood Control District has been requested by FEMA to work on developing a Flood Risk Management Plan for the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County, as well as the District-dependent communities of Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Dewey-Humboldt and Sedona.  The purpose of the Flood Risk Management Plan is to define and document an overall strategy of programs, projects and measures that will reduce the adverse impact of flood related hazards on the community and  increase the community resilience to future flooding events.

To read the plan, click here: Flood Risk Management Plan 


Yavapai County Flood Risk Management Plan DRAFT

The Yavapai County Flood Control District has been requested by FEMA to work on developing a Flood Risk Management Plan for the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County, as well as the District-dependent communities of Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Dewey-Humboldt and Sedona.  The purpose of the Flood Risk Management Plan is to define and document an overall strategy of programs, projects and measures that will reduce the adverse impact of flood related hazards on the community and increase the community resilience to future flooding events.  The Yavapai County Flood Control District along with J.E. Fuller Hydrology & Geomorphology, Inc. are in the process of finalizing the Flood Risk Management Plan. To view a draft of the plan, click on the following link:

Yavapai County Flood Risk Management Plan DRAFT 


Flood Risk Management Plan Requested by FEMA

The Yavapai County Flood Control District has been requested by FEMA to work on developing a Flood Risk Management Plan for the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County, as well as the District-dependent communities of Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Dewey-Humboldt and Sedona.  The purpose of the Flood Risk Management Plan is to define and document an overall strategy of programs, projects and measures that will reduce the adverse impact of flood related hazards on the community and increase the community resilience to future flooding events.  The Yavapai County Flood Control District along with J.E. Fuller Hydrology & Geomorphology, Inc. have completed the Flood Risk Management Plan and will be holding a public meeting in Prescott on August 12th in the Commerce Training Room at 1120 Commerce Drive, Prescott, AZ.  86305 from 8:30-10:30 A.M. and at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse at 19 North 9th Street, Clarkdale, AZ.  86324 from 1:30-3:30 P.M.  The public is encouraged to attend.  In addition, the public is encouraged to participate in our Flood Hazard Public Opinion Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D9CDXHV 

If you would like to receive a copy of the survey by mail, please call 928-771-3197 or email your request to web.flood.control@yavapai.us .


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Lynn Whitman

Director

Appointed 2018

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