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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. 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.

    Community Survey

    Click HERE to take the survey

    Project Documents

    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

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

    All Areas Map
    Fact Sheet
    Comprehensive Program Report
    Floodplain Management Plan Planning Process Powerpoint

    What's Happening Currently

    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.


    • 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.
    The following organizations have been invited to participate in the Planning Committee which will guide the development of the Floodplain Management Plan by ensuring stakeholder concerns are addressed. Planning Committee public meetings will be held approximately every two-months. Additional opportunities to provide input will be available to homeowners, businesses, agencies and non-governmental organizations. This will include submitting surveys, commenting on published drafts and individual discussion with District staff. All such opportunities will be advertised on this webpage and in the media.

    1. American Society of Civil Engineers - Southern Arizona Branch
    2. Arizona Rock Products
    3. Arizona Transportation Builders Association
    4. Audubon Society
    5. Catalina Foothills HOA
    6. Citizens for Picture Rocks
    7. Community Water Coalition
    8. Country Financial
    9. Farmers Investment Company
    10. La Cholla Magee Neighborhood Association
    11. Metropolitan Pima Alliance
    12. PAG
    13. Pima County Schools
    14. Raytheon
    15. Red Cross
    16. SAHBA
    17. Southeast Regional Council
    18. Sunstreet Mortgage
    19. Swaim Associates LTD
    20. Technicians for Sustainability
    21. Tucson Association of Realtors
    22. Tucson Mountain Association
    23. Tucson Unified School District
    24. University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture
    25. University of Arizona, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science
    26. University of Arizona, Planning Degree Program, College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture
    27. Watershed Management Group
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    Tucson, AZ 85701

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


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