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Flood Warning and Management Programs

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Program Mission: To reduce the loss of lives, property, and water resources in Arizona by providing appropriate flood information to the National Weather Service and local entities, and by facilitating appropriate development and mitigating the impact of inappropriate development within floodplains through structural and nonstructural flood control planning assistance.

The Flood Mitigation Section, consisting of the Flood Warning Program and the Floodplain Management Program, is responsible for assisting communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  The section administers the Community Assistance Program; assists in delineation of floodplains and developing flood control projects; sets State Standards for floodplain management; and coordinates the planning, design, and construction of flood warning systems.  The section also works with local, state, and federal entities during times of flood emergencies.

Statutory authorities for the activities of the section are found in A.R.S. §§ 45-105, 45-1441 et seq., 45-1471 et seq., 45-1491, 45-1501 et seq., and 48-3601 et seq.  OffSite Icon

Click on one of the following links to learn more about the Programs in the Flood Mitigation Section: