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Surface Water

Flood Warning Program

Wilson Precipitation Gauge

Program Mission: To reduce the loss of lives, property, and water resources in Arizona by providing appropriate flood information through the development of a statewide flood warning system to the National Weather Service, local entities, and the public.

Wilson Precipitation Gauge

Located in Coconino County

The Flood Warning Program is active in coordinating the combined efforts of multiple entities engaged in warning the public of potential floods.  Entities include federal agencies such as the National Weather Service (NWS), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), State Agencies and local entities.  At the state level, there is an open line of communication with the Arizona Division of Emergency Management during times of flood assessment.  At the local level, the Flood Warning Program coordinates with county and city flood control programs along with the Salt River Project to facilitate the sharing of data critical to evaluating potential threats from flooding.

Statutory authorities for the Flood Warning Program activities are found in A.R.S. §45-105, 45-1501 et.seq., and 48-3601 et.seq. OffSite Icon

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