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    The Pima County Regional Flood Control District strives to use forward-looking floodplain management practices to minimize flood and erosion damages for all county residents, property and infrastructure. Regionally, the District is involved in a variety of flood monitoring, flood control and natural resource management activities. We also perform floodplain management activities within unincorporated portions of Pima County.

    We hope you'll take a closer look at the District's many programs and activities. Please contact or visit us if you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding the District.

    Notices and Alerts

    The Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (commonly referred to as the Biggert-Waters Act) was passed in Congress in July of 2012. The purpose of the bill was to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to make the program more economically sound by increasing flood insurance premiums to reflect the true flood risk. For more information visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Flood Insurance Reform Act web page. There is also a National Flood Insurance Program and the Biggert-Waters Act video on YouTube.

    Services

    While the District is a regional authority, undertaking flood mitigation efforts throughout Pima County, we do not regulate floodplains within incorporated areas or on Tribal Nations.  For questions related to floodplain permitting within the City of Tucson, Town of Marana, Town of Oro Valley or Town of Sahuarita, please go to the Other Local Floodplain Management Agencies web page for contact information.


    Resources

    Our Resources page contains floodplain permitting resources for the public and licensed professionals, such as a tool to create a property-specific Flood Hazard Map, permit guidelines, construction details, historical aerial photography, and technical tools such as hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software.

    Rules, Ordinance, Policies & Procedures

    (Directory of Documents)

    The District derives its regulatory authority from Title 16 of the Pima County Code, otherwise known as the Floodplain Management Ordinance (Ordinance).  The Ordinance is augmented by policies and procedures that serve to clarify the requirements of the Ordinance, standardize implementation of the Ordinance, establish construction guidelines and provide tools for staff and the public to enhance the permitting process.

    The Ordinance, Policies & Procedures and other regulatory documents can be found on the Rules and Procedures page.

    Outreach

    Our Public Outreach page contains brochures, FAQs, flood disaster information, flood videos and Sheriff Hank Highwater's Flood Safety Fun Page for Kids.

    Projects and Reports

    Projects

    The District has a long history of constructing improvements to enhance flood safety and community well-being in Pima County.  Our Projects page contains links to in-depth information about completed and ongoing projects initiated by the District.

    Reports

    Our Reports page contains reports spanning the entire spectrum of District activities, including floodplain special studies, Technical Data Notebooks, and environmental evaluation and restoration reports, as well as quarterly and annual reports of District activities.

    Historical Floods

    We are often asked, "When was the last flood on my property?"  While we don't often have flood information specific to individual parcels, and past flood events aren't necessarily indicative of the timing or severity of future flood events, looking at past flood events can be very instructive.  To that end, we have created a web page dedicated to historical flood events in Pima County.

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    About Us

    Vision

    The District will continue to be a leader in providing quality flood protection and floodplain management services within Pima County.

    Mission

    Pima County Flood Control District is a regional agency whose mission is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Pima County residents by providing comprehensive flood protection programs and floodplain management services.  These services emphasize fiscal responsibility, protection of natural resources, and a balanced multi-objective approach to managing regional watercourses, floodplains, and stormwater resources.

    Value Statement

    The District is committed to the fair treatment of the general public and our employees, an open decision-making process, fostering the opportunity for employee contributions, improved quality of work through working in partnership, and consideration of environmental values along with economic benefits in our programs.

    Additional Information About the District


    While the District is a regional authority, undertaking flood mitigation efforts throughout Pima County, we do not regulate floodplains within incorporated areas or on Tribal Nations.  For questions related to floodplain permitting within the City of Tucson, Town of Marana, Town of Oro Valley or Town of Sahuarita, please go to the Other Local Floodplain Management Agencies web page for contact information.
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    Regional Flood Control District

    97 E. Congress, 3rd Fl.
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Phone: (520) 724-4600
    Fax: (520) 724-4621


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