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 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. Click here for more information about Yavapai County Flood Control District.

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Ho Kay Gan Area Drainage Master Study

The Yavapai County Flood Control District (YCFCD) and Civiltec Engineering have completed an Area Drainage Master Study (ADMS) for the Ho Kay Gan Subdivision and drainage areas. Read more

Attention Weather Enthusiasts!

The National Weather Service has partnered with the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) and together, they are looking for volunteer weather observers in Arizona. Read more

Flood Insurance Changes

An opportunity for lower-cost flood insurance for property owners whose buildings were newly mapped into a high-risk area from October 1, 2008, to April 1, 2015, will expire on March 31, 2016. Likewise, uninsured property owners for buildings in high-risk areas that were built in the County before August 19, 1985 may face higher rates starting April 1 if they have had a flood insurance policy for their building in the past and didn’t renew it. In either scenario, property owners need to have a policy effective by March 31 to maximize their savings. There is typically a 30-day waiting period, so that means they need to be paying for it no later than March 1st. Read more

Ash Fork Area Drainage Master Study

The Yavapai County Flood Control District (YCFCD) has entered into a contract with the Prescott firm Shephard Wesnitzer, Inc. to develop a study in Ash Fork to identify the existing infrastructure system, determine the condition and operating characteristics of the system, identify the existing drainage tributaries, and provide a program for drainage improvement projects including estimated funding requirements. To learn more about this study, and about an upcoming public Community meeting, click on the following link: Read more

Ho Kay Gan Area Drainage Master Study

Significant monsoon-type storms in 2013, 2014, and 2015 have revealed that a comprehensive drainage study of the more significant drainage paths and watercourses in the older Williamson Valley Road-area subdivisions of Ho Kay Gan Village and Tonkawa would be helpful in planning and prioritizing future improvements. For more information about this study, and about an upcoming Town Hall Meeting, click on the following link: Read more

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. Read more


Dan Cherry


Appointed 2014
Lynn Whitman

District Engineer

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