The Flood Control District is dedicated to educating the residents of Maricopa County about the hazards of flooding and to inform them of District flood control projects in their communities. Our mission is to ensure the public has access to the latest safety information through such activities as public outreach programs and public service announcements.
The District maintains a close relationship with the local media and governmental agencies. Our ALERT system, for example, monitors 24-hour weather conditions, including rainfall and streamflow, throughout the County. If a flood situation develops, the District immediately notifies the National Weather Service, which in turn issues a flood watch or flood warning alert that is broadcast throughout the County. During the summer monsoon rainy season, the District is on high alert and is among the first responders to potential flood conditions.
Floods are destructive, life-threatening events. County residents can do their own part to protect themselves, their family and their property during a flood event. The District encourages all residents to:
- follow safety guidelines during storms and floods, especially when near flooded washes and riverbeds,
- adhere to regulations when building or maintaining property in a floodplain, and
- purchase flood insurance for their property.