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Public Outreach

District staff strives to develop and utilize the most current, accurate flood hazard information possible to promote the public welfare of all residents of Pima County. One of the most difficult parts of that process is conveying the significant risk of flood hazards in a desert environment. Let's face it, most people don't equate deserts and flooding. The District is always trying to improve how we make sure that the public has the information and tools available to know what hazards affect them. The District encourages you to review the outreach information on this page and become better informed about flood hazards in Pima County.

Flood Hazard Information for Kids

Hank Highwater's Highground Ranch Kid's Page
 Visit Hank Highwater on the Highground Ranch!

The District actively promotes flood safety amongst young residents of Pima County. Our spokesperson to kids is Hank Highwater, who can be found telling kids about flood safety in the Bear Essentials newspaper and on SunTran buses. Hank has his own special place on our website at The High Ground Ranch.

Floodplain Safety:  Know and Prepare for the Hazards!

Sadly, news of someone dying or requiring rescue from flood waters is nearly a yearly occurrence In Pima County.  By properly educating yourself about flood hazards and flood safety, you can keep yourself, and your loved ones, from being an unfortunate news story.  Please review the information on this page and share it with those you know.  

For a demonstration of how quickly a flash flood can turn a dry channel into a raging stream, please visit the Multi-media & PSAs tab on this page.

Multi-media: video and audio files

The following links are to video and audio files, and require a media player to access.

Public Service Announcements

PSA #1:  Don't play in flood waters


PSA #2:  Don't drive through flooded streets


PSA #3:  Educate yourself about flood hazards

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