The Yavapai County Flood Control District is ending a multi-year project to re-examine flood risks and update digital flood hazard maps for the Agua Fria River area in Black Canyon City. The maps, developed in partnership with FEMA, will become effective on October 16, 2014. To learn more about the map changes and the latest in insurance laws, please visit the webpage set up for property owners affected by the changes. This website can be located by following the “Insurance For Map Changes” banner on the right side of this page.
If you would like to request a Flood Hazard Status Report for a particular parcel, please send an email to FloodStatus@yavapai.us with the following information:
For any information not related to a Flood Status request, please use the email address email@example.com.
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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 attached document 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.Read more...
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.
We are happy to announce the appointment of Dan Cherry to Director of the Yavapai County Flood Control District. On February 3rd, 2014, the Yavapai County Flood Control District Board of Directors appointed Dan to the position left vacant by the recently retired Charlie Cave. Dan has been with Yavapai County since 1997 and returns to the Flood Control District after having spent the last 10 years with the County Public Works Department. Welcome, Dan!
Need further information about the Biggert-Waters Reform Act (BW-12)? Please visit our Reference Materials page and find a newly compiled resource list via the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).
Beginning June 3rd, 2013, the Yavapai County Flood Control District established new hours of operation at its Prescott location at 1120 Commerce Drive. The new hours are as follows:
Monday through Thursday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 1:00pm
If you are a resident living in the Doce Fire or Yarnell Hill Fire area and are concerned about potential flooding, you may request a fire-specific Flood Hazard Request from the Yavapai County Flood Control District. We will be processing these requests daily. Please send an email to FireFlood.Hazard@yavapai.us and include parcel number or tax assessor number (APN), the requester information including name, mailing address, phone number, comments or special requests, and a return email address (if different than originating address).
Did you know that your home may be at a greater risk of flooding as a result of the Doce Fire? Visit our Post-Fire Flood Potential page for more information.
The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program in which communities are rewarded for floodplain management activities. The program provides opportunity for discounted flood insurance premiums for policyholders in communities that participate. Communities are issued a class rating dependent upon the number of points earned through various participatory programs.
Yavapai County recently increased to a Class 6 CRS rating! This means a benefit of up to a 25% discount for policyholders within the Special Flood Hazard Area! Call your insurance agent to find out about possible discounts on your flood insurance!
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The 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 Criteria 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.