The Flood Control District’s Operations & Maintenance Division ensures the reliability, safety and structural efficiency of more than 80 flood control structures throughout the 9,226 square miles of Maricopa County. These structures include 22 dams, 45 acres of basins, 35 acres of mitigation, 41 miles of lined channels and 81 miles of unlined channels.
The approximately 50 operations & maintenance personnel are in charge of:
- structure maintenance
- illegal dumping and vandalism prevention/remediation
- vector control (mosquito abatement, bee removal and rodent treatment)
- special projects (major maintenance such as structure rehabilitation)
District-maintained structures have regularly scheduled annual and quarterly inspections by both District personnel and state authorities.