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  • Purpose of Regional Flood Control District

    Severe channel bank erosion on the Santa Cruz River in 1983 produces disastrous resultsAdapted from ARS48-3603: Powers, duties and immunities of district and board

    • Minimize flood damages and the violence of flood events
    • Prevent unwise encroachment and development within floodplains
    • Protect the life and property of citizens living within floodplains
    • Enhance property values of abutting floodplain areas
    • Protect public health
    • Reduce financial burden on communities with land subject to flood damages
    • Enhance wildlife, recreation and riparian habitats along watercourses and floodplains
    • Construct and maintain flood control facilities
    • Regulate land and development within designated floodplain areas
    • Levy taxes and issue bonds to finance its flood control system(s)
    • Acquire real property through eminent domain, donation or other means
    • Construct and operate groundwater recharge facilities that also have flood control benefits 


    For the full text of Arizona State enabling legislation for flood control districts, visit ALIS Online.

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    Regional Flood Control District

    201 N. Stone Avenue, 9th Fl.
    Tucson, AZ 85701

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

    Customer Service Hours:
    8:00AM - 4:00PM

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