The 2009 Comprehensive Floodplain Management Plan and Program (Plan) 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.
The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to:
- provide public information and education
- comply with Arizona Revised Statutes
- comply with the Community Rating System requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program
- identify project and program activity prioritization for watersheds
- determine level of future fiscal responsibilities for flood mitigation
The Comprehensive Plan is the first step in the overall planning process, providing the information on problems and needs, and allowing the District to develop appropriate goals and objectives to move forward. The intent and goals of the Plan are implemented through tools such as the District Strategic Plan, Business and Financial Plans, delineations, Area Drainage Master Studies or Plans, Capital Improvement Program, and adopted regulations and policy documents.
The Plan is updated approximately every five years to provide government agencies and the residents of Maricopa County with the most up-to-date information to increase the effectiveness of the District's ongoing, forward-thinking countywide flood control efforts.
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