About Flood Control

What does the District do?

The purpose and goals of the District are to provide the following:

  • Regulation of floodplains and watershed development
  • Regulation of development in and along watercourses with drainage areas greater than 80 acres
  • Identification of flood hazards and associated problems
  • Construction of flood control structures and drainage related facilities
  • Maintenance and operation of completed structures and facilities
  • Operates a network of Stream and Rainfall Gauges (Rainfall Information)
  • County watercourse and drainage master planning
  • Education for Flood Prevention & Safety
  • Stormwater Management Program for pollutant discharge elimination

How is the District funded?

Under State of Arizona enabling legislation, flood control districts are political subdivisions, designated as special taxing districts, and are given the authority to levy a secondary property tax on parcels within the County. The tax rates are set by the Yavapai County Flood Control Board of Directors. Flood Control District projects are funded by a variety of Federal, State, District, County and City cost sharing partnerships.

What area does the District regulate?

The Flood Control District is responsible for floodplain management in all unincorporated areas of Yavapai County as well as the incorporated communities of Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Dewey-Humboldt, and Sedona (the Yavapai County portion).

Federal Regulatory Activities

The Flood Control District also implements the following Federal Emergency Management Agency Programs: