Saturday, November 17, 2018


You're Invited!

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

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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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Revised 2018-1 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

The Yavapai County Flood Control District has prepared a revised 2018-1 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to replace its existing 2010-1 Ordinance, at the behest of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Arizona Department of Water Resources, and the Arizona National Flood Insurance Program Coordinator’s office. As part of maintaining good standing in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the District occasionally needs to update its Ordinance that regulates development within floodplains. Most of the changes in this Ordinance update reflect language changes to align it with Arizona State Statues and to better match the State Model Ordinance. There are some general ‘housekeeping’ items that are being corrected in the Ordinance language, as well, for sake of clarification.

With updated floodplain maps being published by FEMA in March 2018, the Flood Control District and its governing Board have been requested to review, update, approve and have effective a new Ordinance prior to March 1st, 2018. The Arizona NFIP coordinator’s office and Director of ADWR are aware of these revisions and find them to satisfy the requirements of the Ordinance update.

Per Section 7.2 of the existing Ordinance, Public Notice has been published in the Prescott Daily Courier and the Verde Independent on December 3-6th, 2017 to announce a formal hearing and potential approval on January 3, 2018. A courtesy hearing, held on December 20th, 2017 in Cottonwood, is intended to better inform the public of the impending revisions, but no action will be taken at this hearing. A marked-up copy of the existing Ordinance is provided as an attachment, to make clear just what has changed from the currently effective Ordinance. Copies of the Ordinance are available to the public for viewing in either Cottonwood or Prescott Flood Control District Offices.

Click the link below to review the revised document.

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Residential Grid-Tied Solar Policy Update

Effective December 4, 2017, a Building Safety Permit is no longer required for Residential Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems or Solar Water Heating Systems, including systems with Generators, when installed by an Arizona Licensed Contractor.

Note: A completed Flood Control District Administrative Review Form is required for ALL Grid-Tied Solar Photovoltaic Systems or Solar Water Heating Systems. This form may be mailed or dropped off at the Development Services Office in Prescott or Cottonwood. There is no fee to submit this form.

Any permit applications still in process following December 4 will continue to be processed and issued accordingly. Any applicant who wishes to withdraw their in-process application may do so. If applicable, a refund will be issued according to the Development Services Refund Policy. For further information, please contact Yavapai County Development Services at (928) 771-3214 ... READ MORE


Click below to view the Residential Grid-Tied Solar System Administrative Review Form,

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NOAA Weather-Ready Ambassador

The Yavapai County Flood Control District has been accepted as a NOAA Weather-Ready Ambassador. The District is committed to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather. Click on the following link to learn more about NOAA Weather-Ready Nation,

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Changes in Flood Maps and Insurance Open House

The Yavapai County Flood Control District, along with Bender Consulting Services, would like to invite you to an open house regarding changes in flood maps and insurance. For more information,  

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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,

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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 Regional Alert website. Also, the District recommends that residents and visitors review its Flood Safety page and be prepared before an event occurs. A few additional reminders to help get prepared and to keep you safe... 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 read more about the study and the scheduled  public meeting, click the READ MORE button.

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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

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