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  • Floodplain Management Plan

    The Pima County Regional Flood Control District (District) is seeking your input on the preparation of a Floodplain Management Plan for approval by the Flood Control District Board of Directors (Board). The District strives to use forward-looking floodplain management planning practices to minimize the risk of flood and erosion damage for all county residents, property and infrastructure.

    For more information contact:
    Greg Saxe, Ph.D.
    Community Rating System Coordinator
    (520) 724-4600

    These efforts include identifying high flood risk areas, preserving natural watercourses, constructing flood control facilities, establishing locally appropriate development standards, distributing public information, providing early warning, and responding to flood emergencies. This plan will help the District identify the activities that will be most effective in each of the watersheds in unincorporated Pima County.

    Step 1 - Project Organization

    Resolution NO. 2018-FC 6, A Resolution of the Pima County Flood Control District Board of Directors Approving Initiation of a Floodplain Management Plan Process as part of the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System
    All Areas Map
    Fact Sheet
    Floodplain Management Plan Planning Process Powerpoint
    Planning Committee

    Step 2 - Community Involvement Survey

    Click HERE to take the survey online
    Click HERE to print the survey

    Step 3 - Interagency Coordination

    In addition to membership on the Planning Committee, survey, website and public meetings the District seeks input from partner agencies and organizations. To date these have included the National Weather Service, Cadden Community Management, Coronado National Forest, Pima Association of Governments, Sonoran Institute, Arizona Department of Water Resources, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, San Xavier District, and Tohono O’odham Nation. Please contact Greg Saxe if you wish to discuss planning partnership opportunities.

    What's Happening Currently

    November 4, 2019 Next Meeting
    Since the third Committee meeting held July 22, 2019, District staff has completed a complete DRAFT of the plan. The only items excluded are the complete problem list, selected goals and activities, and implementation plan. The complete problem list will be provided prior to the meeting. The DRAFT is available on the project webpage. It includes process write up, review of existing plans, hazard and problem assessments, activity review and exemplary problem list, goals and selected activities. This represents the most challenging phase of committee participation, identifying goals to address each listed problem and reviewing which of the 6 authorized activities are appropriate. Accordingly meeting frequency for the next two months will increase.

    • October 2018 – Board directs District to start the Floodplain Management Plan process.
    • October 2018 – Seek participants for a Planning Committee according to guidelines.
    • Fall 2018 – Conduct informational meetings in impacted areas.
    • Winter 2018/19 - Prepare hazard and problem area assessments.
    • Spring 2019 - Set goals, review possible activities, and draft an action plan.
    • Summer 2019 – Conduct meetings for the public to comment on the draft plan.
    • Fall 2019 – Request approval by the Board.

    July 22, 2019
    The next planning committee meeting is Monday, July 22 at 1:30 p.m., in the 9th floor of the Public Works Building. Click HERE for an agenda and project update. Click HERE for a set of problem assessment fact sheets. These sheets are intended to stimulate discussion and help the Committee guide development of the more detailed draft assessment of each watershed for consideration in the next steps; setting goals and reviewing activities.

    May/June, 2019

    FMP Committee members have been meeting regularly with District staff to evaluate individual watersheds and provide feedback. Staff are preparing data for review.

    April 15, 2019
    Second Planning Committee meeting at Pima County Regional Flood Control Office, Conference Rooms A/B, starting at 1:30 P.M. Click HERE for the meeting agenda. Click HERE for the PowerPoint presentation.

    Watershed specific maps have been uploaded to the respective webpages (see below tab). Stakeholders are being asked to provide any information they may have on additional flood hazards.

    December 6, 2018
    First Planning Committee meeting at Pima County Regional Flood Control Office, Conference Rooms A/B, starting at 1:00 P.M. Click HERE for the PowerPoint presentation.

    October, 2018
    On October 2, 2018 The Board of Supervisor's directed the District to conduct a public process to develop a Floodplain Management Plan for their approval. The District has sent invitations to prospective committee members, and a potential meeting will be held early winter before 2019. Look for current messages in this space for future updates.

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