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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Please join us for the Yavapai County Stormwater Management Plan Public Meeting. Click here for more information,

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ATTENTION RESIDENTS!

Yavapai County urges residents to protect their homes, businesses, and personal property with flood insurance as rainy season approaches. Please visit our Flood After Fire page to learn more,

 

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Public Meetings for the Oak Creek Floodplain Re-Mapping Study

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The Yavapai County Flood Control District and it project partners invite you to an upcoming open house to view the draft work maps and meet one-on-one with county staff about your property, as well as speak with mapping and insurance specialists who can help answer questions related to map changes. There will be no formal presentations, so come at your convenience. For public meeting information and information regarding this study,

 

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2018-1 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

On January 3, 2018, the Yavapai County Flood Control District Board of Directors adopted the 2018-1 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. This new Ordinance replaces the District’s existing 2010-1 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. With a 30-day waiting period, the 2018-1 Ordinance will become effective on February 3, 2018. The changes to the document reflect some requested updates, definition changes, and language improvements as advised by the Arizona Department of Water Resources National Flood Insurance Program Coordinator’s office. To view the document, click on the READ MORE link below.

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FEMA Expands Its Reinsurance Program to Manage Future Flood Risk

Continuing the practice of resiliency and protection against future floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today its 2018 reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Reinsurance increases the NFIP’s flood claims-paying ability by transferring a portion of the NFIP’s potential losses to the private reinsurance markets. Expanding on its inaugural placement, which occurred last year, FEMA transferred $1.46 billion of the NFIP’s financial risk to the private reinsurance market. This Reinsurance Agreement is effective from January 1, 2018, to January 1, 2019, with 28 private reinsurance companies.

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Lynn Whitman

Director

Appointed 2018
Paul Jungen

District Engineer


1120 Commerce Drive
Prescott, AZ 86305
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