Hydrology Manual - to provide technical procedures for the estimation of flood discharges for the purposes of designing stormwater drainage facilities and regulating watercourses in Maricopa County. Hydraulics Manual - to provide criteria and design guidance for storm drainage facilities in Maricopa County. Erosion Control Manual - to provide guidance to agencies, municipalities, developers, property owners, engineers, contractors, and others involved with construction events to comply with the AZPDES (or the NPDES when seeking permit coverage within Indian country) stormwater permitting process for construction activities.
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and detail on implementation of the Flood Control District of Maricopa County Floodplain Regulations and the Maricopa County Drainage Regulations. It presents the County/District philosophy on drainage and floodplain management, and planning for drainage facilities. It contains descriptions of federal, state and county regulations pertaining to such facilities, including links to the various District and County regulations that can be found on the Internet. Most importantly, the policies and minimum standards for implementing the regulations are presented. These policies and standards are based on flood and erosion hazard mitigation strategies that ...
CIP management requires the tracking of schedule and funding for all District capital projects, design project management, and construction project management. Project schedule and funding are subject to change as a result of changes in project cost, partner agencies' funding availability, public support and priority with respect to competing projects.
The 2009 Comprehensive Floodplain Management Plan and Program is intended to be used as a general guide for future decision-making in District activities. The Plan aims to present adequate background information to aid District staff in prioritizing areas for future studies and projects. The Plan identifies historic flooding events, reviews the District's efforts to solve flooding problems, and formulates five-year plans to reduce flooding through flood control project construction, floodplain identification and planning programs throughout the county.
A report shall be prepared at least every five years beginning in 1985 and shall indicate the past efforts of the district in eliminating or minimizing flood control problems and state the planned future work of the district to eliminate or minimize flood control problems.
This network operates in the National Weather Service ALERT (Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time) format and is commonly referred to as an ALERT system, which uses automatic telemetry gages for data collection.
Each report covers a specific storm.
By establishing the District, the Arizona State Legislature created an entity charged with keeping county residents safe from flood hazards and established an independent funding source for essential projects. The District is a municipal corporation and political subdivision of the State of Arizona. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors doubles as the District's Board of Directors and receives counsel from the Flood Control Advisory Board comprised of county citizens.
Approximately 11,000 miles of rivers, streams and washes run through Maricopa County. In order to enhance and maintain the benefits provided by these watercourses, the Flood Control District of Maricopa County engaged in an effort to refine its role in river planning and management. To develop an enhanced river planning and management strategy, District staff adopted a process called C3RPM. The core C3 process addresses complex issues with a blend of comprehensive information collection to solicit diverse opinions; a coordinated and deliberative assessment of that information; and a collaborative decision-making system free of bias to promote a consensus result.
The District's Coordinated, Comprehensive, Collaborative Flood Hazard Mitigation Partnering (C3FHMP) effort addressed Strategic Initiative No.3 of the Flood Control District of Maricopa County 2009 Comprehensive Plan: Increase Collaboration and Partnerships. The District initiated the process to determine how the funding and resources of other entities could be best applied to mitigate flood hazards in Maricopa County, or where mutual benefits would be realized.
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